The Tripartite Alliance
The ANC is in an alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU. The alliance is known as the Tripartite Alliance. Each Alliance partner is an independent organisation with its own constitution, membership and programmes.
The Alliance is founded on a common commitment to the objectives of the National Democratic Revolution, and the need to unite the largest possible cross-section of South Africans behind these objectives.