ISBN 9780798301558
Pages 88
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2002
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

The South African Communist Party in Exile 1963-1990

by Eddy Maloka

There is little written material on the history of the South African Communist Party (SACP) during the period 1963-1990. Material that does exist oftens lacks independence since it was influenced by Cold War bias, or was written by the Party itself. This succint volume on the SACP reconstructs the period from a post Cold War, and post- apartheid perspective. It covers for example the Bram-Fischer era and the aftermath of the Riviona offensive; the Morogoro conference, and its impact on the SACP's relationship with the African National Congress. The study considers the party's underground periods, its role in exile, its armed factions, and the various transformations the party underwent in the 1970s and 1980s. The author also discusses the party's ideology, strategy and tactics, internal dynamics and its relations with other political organisations.

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About the Author

Eddy Maloka

Eddy Maloka is the chief executive officer of the Africa Institute of SA (Aisa) where he has served for four years. Previously, he was adviser to the former premiers of Mpumalanga and Gauteng. He worked between 1992 and 1995 as a Mellon Research Fellow at Cape Town University. He researches extensively on political and developmental issues in Africa including on the history of the liberation struggle in South Africa, and writes a weekly column for the Sowetan. Maloka has delivered lectures at the world's premier universities including Oxford and Princeton. He is vice-president for Southern Africa of the Association of African Political Science and president of the SA Association of Political Studies.

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