Looking Beyond Pravin Gordhan

By Andile Mngxitama All indications are that the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, shall be recalled within days. It’s no longer a matter of if, but a matter of when. This presents the nation and those who seek a move from the colonial structure of the economy into a more pro-black economic dispensation, with …

Blacks lost, Whites won in parliament!

By Andile Mngxitama Yesterday, black people in South Africa decisively lost and whites won hands down. Congratulations to the pro-white Democratic Alliance (DA) and the extreme right wing Freedom Front Plus (FF+). The irony of this situation is that the South African parliament is predominantly black. Historically, settler white monopoly capital in South Africa has …

On being a “constitutional delinquent”: Land return requires unconstitutionality

By BO Staff Writer This post first appeared on the Facebook timeline of Andile Mngxitama on 10 February: Why do we say that if you want land return you need to be “unconstitutional” or more elegantly, become a “constitutional delinquent”? The reason is simple. The South African Constitution is anti-black. Its cornerstone is its Section 25 …

#SONA2017: Whites benefit the most from R500  billion government budget 

By Andile Mngxitama In the State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Jacob Zuma revealed a commitment by government to use a combination of instruments to contribute to economic liberation. In particular, the president pointed out that the government would “utilise to the maximum, the strategic levers that are available to the state”. The president …

Lets get the levels right, fight the enemy

By BO Staff Writer This is a post that appeared on the facebook timeline of Andile Mngxitama on 5 February 2017. The first step to liberation is knowing who the enemy is. Only then can you correctly identify the main/primary contradiction that needs to be resolved and upon which all secondary contradictions are based. If …

State capture, BRICS & ABSA 

By BO Staff Writer Notes on the lecture delivered by Andile Mngxitama on the above topic at a meeting hosted by the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) at Zone 13 in Alexandra on 2 February 2017 State capture State capture took place via land theft by the white settlers who arrived in this country …

Andile Mngxitama: Political Report to the 1st BLF National Strategic Planning Meeting

By BO Staff Writer On 12 December 2016 the National Convener of the black conscious movement Black First Land First (BLF), Andile Mngxitama, officially opened the movement’s first National Strategic Planning (NSP) meeting by delivering this political report. The speech provides political insight on everything from the USA elections, imperialism to the Fees Must Fall …

Queen Nzinga, brilliant legacy of decolonization  

In honour of the revolutionary contributions of Queen Nzinga who died  353 years ago Black Opinion is reissuing the following statement published on the Black First Land First blog on 17 December 2015. December 17, 1663 is the death date of Queen Nzinga (Nzinga Mbande). On this 352nd anniversary of her death BLF takes the …