BLF says they support the call for a #Shackville TRC 

By BO Staff Writer Many students who were part of the students protests late last year and early this year have faced expulsions, suspensions and victimisation by universities. The student movement has now called for a Shackville TRC to discuss a way forward in the continuing a struggle for a free, black centered socialist education. …

Take the battle to spaces of privilege

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana Spaces of privilege are our last battlefield. They are synonymous with whiteness and by very design are commodified and made exclusive. Spaces of privilege are visible parts of the enemy’s invisible camp, therefore we must …

Decolonisation must be decolonised

Featured Imaged: Dr Sharlene Khan is a Senior Art History and Visual Culture Lecturer at Rhodes University. Photo: Rhodes University website By Athi Mongezeleli Joja ‘If one has to be “the black” in or a particular context in order to designate a racial and a racist formation, then the rug that sleeps away beneath one’s …

Blacks on Death Row

By Xola Skosana Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town has been banned from Facebook for 30 days. Below is a message from Skosana: From the cradle to the grave, Blacks live to escape death. A trial happened many years ago in lands far away. The history of …

Reality check for radical black political adherents

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana Radical black political adherents. I am referring to the weak socialist block which has always been characterized by fewer and fewer numbers. In the same way that we do not want mindless masses in the black …

Black universities immune to transformation?

Featured Image: An entrance to the University of the Western Cape where student protests and activism have been raging on since last year. Photo: Wikicommons By Ndiphiwe Mkuzo I have concluded! It is much more easier a task asking white Universities to engage in the transformation discussion, persuading them to renegotiate the politics of institutional …

Looking through the veneer of Black life

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana OF the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana A short message from Pastor Xola Skosana who has been banned for 30 days from Facebook. The word veneer is defined as a “thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to coarser wood or other …

Black Agenda On Education

Black Opinion shall in the next few days publish chapters of the BLF Black Agenda on a daily basis. Today we offer you chapter 12 of the BLACK AGENDA ON EDUCATION. Please share your thoughts with us via the following email address: editor@blackopinio.co.za   “Education must be for liberation! The current education system is designed …

Pravin Gordhan must have his day in court

The media has gone into over drive trying to mount a campaign preventing the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, from having his day in court. Gordhan is accused of serious transgressions of the law when he was Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (SARS). The allegations are that under his watch, a “Rogue Unit” was …