SA faces 'American' threat
SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says the country's revolution is having to face the creeping threat of "Americanisation" of South African politics.
"The first are attempts to change our internal leadership electoral processes to some kind of United States presidential primary elections," he said.
"This manifests itself through, among other things, impatience with adhering to our long- standing organisational procedures and protocols and instead seeking to open such elections as some kind of individual beauty contests and parades."
He added that like in the US, it is also often moneyed interests and individuals who are trying to push for this Americanisation and urged alliance members to resist this.
Nzimande said another threat to the country's politics were nonpolitical and civil formations that are funded by international donors.
"(This threat) which is presented as being the best custodian of our democracy ... manifests itself in the mushrooming of issue-based nongovernmental organisations, funded in the main by foreign and imperialist donors, often under the claim that our democracy and Constitution are under threat."