South African Communist Party

The South African Communist Party (SACP) is a communist party in South Africa. It was founded in 1921 as the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA), dissolved in 1948, was declared illegal in 1950 by the governing National Party, was refounded as the SACP in 1953, and participated in the struggle to end the apartheid system. It is a member of the Tripartite Alliance alongside the African National Congress and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and through this it influences the South African government. The party's Central Committee is the party's highest decision-making structure.

South African Communist Party
General SecretaryBlade Nzimande
First Deputy General SecretarySolly Afrika Mapaila
Second Deputy General SecretaryChris Matlhako
Founded12 February 1921
Headquarters3rd Floor, Cosatu House
110 Jorissen Street, Cnr Simmonds
Braamfontein
Johannesburg, 2000
NewspaperUmsebenzi
Youth wingYoung communist league of South Africa
Membership (2015) 220,000[1]
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism–Leninism[2]
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationTripartite Alliance
International affiliationAfrica Left Networking Forum
IMCWP
ColoursRed, Black, Yellow
     
Party flag
Website
www.sacp.org.za