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 …

Friday Letters: How low income black working class households are vulnerable to metabolic syndrome

By Maboni Malose Mmatli Death comes for us all. But it visits and threatens black life more, black working class in particular, than any other race or class. This class lives in isolation from civilisation. We live in remote areas away from dignified services and resources. This is not coincidental but was orchestrated (successfully so) …

Friday Letters: My Argument on Education

By Lihle Nyanda Hotep To me education begins with decolonization, decolonization start from within therefore there is no decolonization which can be brought through institution. Know Thyself is more powerful than education. When you send a child to school that child no longer belongs to you but to the system, so here are my suggestions. …

Friday Letters: Youths Will Suffer Without Mngxism in Neo-Colonial Post-1994 South Africa

Black First Land First National Convenor, Andile Mngxitama. Photo: Madelene Cronje/M&G By Zama Khumalo We have failed as young black people to look at Mngxism as currently the only existing tool of setting free young South Africans from colonial bondage. The father of Mngxism himself, Andile Mngxitama, is willingly opening his arms and inviting every …