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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Programme of the South African Communist Party 1962

The road to South African Freedom

This transcript is taken from a clandestine edition, approximately 8cm x 14 cm in size. It is not dated but is known to have been written in 1962, and this is confirmed from the text, which mentions events up to 1962, and PAFMECSA, an organization which was overtaken by the OAU in May, 1963.

The copy from which the transcription has been made is stamped on the back (with a rubber stamp), "Inkululeko Publications, 39 Goodge Street, London W1P 1FD."

The imprint is: "Printed by Farleigh Press Ltd. (T.U.), Aldenham, Herts, England, for Ellis Bowles. 52 Palmerston Road, London, S.W.14.," which appears at the end of the text.

Contents

Communism Vital Force of our time

The African Revolution

Colonialism of a Special Type

The Forces of Change

The National Democratic Revolution

Immediate Proposals of the Communist Party

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