Seminar co-hosted with the Forge | Tom Lodge | The changing sociology of South African Communism, 1921-2021 | Tuesday, Oct 26 | 6:00pm

Tuesday, 26 October, 2021 - 18:00

WISER and the The Forge invite you to join us for an on-line seminar by

Tom Lodge

Who joined the Party?  The changing sociology of South African Communism, 1921-2021

Who joined the South African Communist Party during the different phases of its history?  From which social groups during its history did it usually find its membership and looser support?  And in which ways did the character of Party‚Äôs social base shape its beliefs, ideas and culture?  Finally, how has the change since 1990 from functioning as an elitist vanguard to becoming a mass organisation affected the Party's character and purpose?

The paper is available here.

Tuesday, 26th October 2021 at 6pm (Johannesburg time)

Please register in advance of the meeting here.