- 1955 - 2011 (Creation)
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Vishwas Satgar was a member of the SACP for 18 years until his expulsion from the party in September 2009.
Vishwas Satgar's early political involvement started in the 1980s when he became active in the Natal Indian Congress, Pietermaritzburg. At the University of Natal Pietermaritzburg (UNP) he was the Secretary of the black Students Society, which he represented in the United Democratic Front. After the unbanning of the ANC and the SACP he became a member of both organisations. He held the position of the Gauteng Provincial Secretary of the SACP from 2001 until 2007, and sat on the Central Committee of the SACP. He was actively involved with the Alliance partners of the SACP in the Tripartite Alliance of the African National Congress (ANC), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the SACP.
Vishwas Satgar published widely on issues of left movements, worker's issues and grass roots community initiatives, and is now closely involved with the Conference of the Democratic Left (CDL) and Democratic Left Front.
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The collection contains the papers of Vishwas Satgar, relating to his work as a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP).
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Alternate title: Satgar, Vishwas
Preferred citation: Copyright Historical Papers Research Archive, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa