Ahead of the 7 May National Elections you would do well to acquaint yourself with the Political Parties registered on the National level for the elections.
Today we introduce you to: The Socialist Party Of Azania – SOPA
IEC Status: Registered
Contact Person: Lt Mabasa
Telephone: 011 337 0587
Fax: 011 403 4053
Postal Address: Po Box 11039, Johannesburg, 2000
The Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA) was formed on the 21 March 1998.
The Party is been guided by its founding principles of:
- Opposition to all forms of Racism, Sexism and the exploitation of all working people;
- The leadership of and control of all our country’s resources and wealth should be in the hands of the working class and its organisations;
- That only the working class and the rural poor have the necessary class interest to create a country that looks after the majority of its citizens.
The Challenges Facing Black people in zania Today
In our quest to understand what is happening to us in our country today, we need to unemotionally analyze and understand all the processes that have guided and led our liberation struggle thus far. There have been no accidents and all that has thus far taken place is the direct result of deliberate and intentional political decisions taken by those who today are in power.
Whereas at face value the liberation struggle in South Africa took a different form other liberation struggles in Africa, and also the fact that it took a much longer period than those of other countries in Africa, however, the reality is that it followed the route carved or taken by its predecessors. There are common aspects that need to be pointed out. Most struggles against colonialism in Africa were characterized by periods of intense mobilization, identification of leaders both by internal and external forces, the forging of alliances and support groups and finally betrayal of the people and their struggles at negotiation tables of the world. This format with some variance was true in Kenya, Zimbabwe and most recently Azania/South Africa.
SOPA’s ideological framework of Black Consciousness and Scientific Socialism. Following from this framework, SOPA argues that the end of apartheid in the 1990s did not truly liberate Black people in South Africa
The Socialist Party of Azania recognizes past calls for unity of the Black Consciousness Movement. Such calls are supported by the Socialist Party of Azania, on the understanding that such unity, demands the primacy of the working class under the banner of Socialism, and nothing less. We support any initiative, whose principal objective is Socialism, for we believe that anything short of that would surely be self-serving rhetorical verbiage that certain people out there shout loudly and sanctimoniously from time-to-time purely to attract attention to themselves as individuals, in order to reap the ill-gotten gains of betrayal of the Working Class
This information is gathered from the IEC and the above party website or publicly available documents.
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