NEHAWU Wishes The SACP A Successful 15th National Congress

NEHAWU Wishes The SACP A Successful 15th National Congress

Tuesday July 12, 2022

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] wishes the vanguard party of the working class, the South African Communist Party [SACP] a successful 15th National Congress to be convened on the 13th – 16th July 2022 at Birchwood Hotel in Ekurhuleni.

The national congress is convened under the theme “Together, Let us Build a Powerful, Socialist Movement of the Workers and Poor”. Indeed, the congress theme succinctly captures correctly the imperative task of the moment for the SACP, that of creating a socialist movement of workers and the poor.

The congress is convened at a time when the systematic crises of capitalism have obliterated the working class throughout the world, subjecting the class to extreme levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality. The situation in our country continues unabatedly with no foreseeable prospect of improving.

Equally, this national congress is convened when our National Democratic Revolution [NDR] has reached a critical point of stagnation - facing multiple threats from various social forces that are fundamental opposed to the transformation agenda. Currently, there is a serious total onslaught being meted-out against the working class from its class enemies.

Indeed, this congress presents the SACP with an opportunity to provide the working-class with much needed strategic solutions to the crises that face the class. The working-class more than ever before needs its vanguard party to lead in the quest of changing the current prevailing situation. The Party needs to agitate the working class against the oppressive system of capitalism and continuously agitate for the alternative system to capitalism.

As NEHAWU, we expect a congress that will be characterised by rich deliberations uniting progressive forces in general and the working class in particular around the strategic objectives of the NDR. This 15th National Congress should be a turning point in clarifying in content the successful prosecution of the socialist struggle in South Africa and the World.

We are looking forward to the resolutions that will emerge from this congress particularly in clarifying the question of the Left Popular Front. As NEHAWU, we have been grappling with the question of the left popular front as mandated by our 12th National Congress and as such, we have developed a concept paper as part of our contribution to these broad discussions on the left popular.

Lastly, this congress should be about building a strong vanguard party that is rooted amongst the working-class. In this regard, NEHAWU commits itself to work towards building a strong vanguard party of the working-class that will carry out the strategic task of building a socialist movement of workers and poor.

NEHAWU wishes our Vanguard Party, the SACP a successful 15th National Congress.


Issued by NEHAWU Secretariat Office
Zola Saphetha (General Secretary) at 082 558 5968;
December Mavuso (Deputy General Secretary) at 082 558 5969;
Lwazi Nkolonzi (NEHAWU National Spokesperson) at 081 558 2335 or email:

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