Awaiting Trial and Waiting in Vain to Vote

By Lindsay Maasdorp The Local Government Elections (LGE) are 3 days away and the rallies around the country have taken on magnanimous proportions. Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) Mmusi Maimane stooped to an all time low when he promised a revolution through the vote and not the barrel of a gun. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has …

Black Agenda on Corruption

By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 11 of the BLACK AGENDA on corruption indicates a veil of deception over apartheid era crimes involving corruption and a recognition that corruption, which was symptomatic of the colonial structural logic, continues to characterize and shape our current reality. To this end the current trend of corruption cannot be eliminated …

Evaluation

By Xola Skosana “Feedback is the breakfast of champions” ~ Ken Blanchard. It is nearly time to escape the plantation, draw near the village of run-away slaves. I encourage you to retreat into solitude, reflect on what transpired in the village a few days ago, find a fitting metaphor that captures the black experience we …

What Will The Price of Freedom Be?

By Xola Skosana This message was originally posted for the first time on the 25th of May. It poses a poignant question right now! What will be the price of freedom? A degree, a career, a failed marriage, deferred dreams? Will it be betrayal, long term imprisonment or the ultimate sacrifice? Who must pay this …

Match Boxes in the Wrong Hands

By Xola Skosana A socialist Azania must be born from the ashes of a racist, white supremacist country over which the ANC has presided for 22 years. Just as Mama Winnie predicted that “together hand-in-hand, with our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country”. However, Thomas Sankara warned that a “soldier …

How Whites Deal With Zuma

By Zama Khumalo The state sometimes is referred to as a  “contested terrain”. Let me quote the ANC’s Joel Netshitenzhe on this as he said it in ‘The Principles of Relations’ published with City Press last month, that the state “is a non-partisan instrument of society as a whole” and therefore it is “a multi-class …