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Outsiders looking at the recent history of South African politics are
apt to be
struck by two conundrums. How can a nation that pushed the logic of ‘race’
as any society in history also have produced one of the world's most
political traditions? And how, in a period that has seen the crumbling
Soviet Union and the discrediting of communist parties throughout the world,
the South African Communist Party (SACP) not only survived but risen to
in coalition with the African National Congress and the Congress of South