#BlackOpinionTurns1: A year of Black Opinion

By BO Editorial Collective It is in an album of jazz classics where revered South African songstress, Thandiswa Mazwai, affectionately known as King Tha, excavates Miriam Makeba’s famous quote about the conqueror and the conquered. Makeba says, “the conqueror writes history. They came, they conquered and they wrote. Now you don’t expect people who came …

THINK FOR YOURSELF competition

By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion turns 1 years old today. With that, we continue to implore Black people to think for themselves. Thus we are running a writing competition under the following details: Who is the enemy of black liberation in South Africa? 1. Jacob Zuma? 2. The Guptas? 3. White monopoly capital/those who …

Black Agenda on Work and the Minimum Wage

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, the Deputy President, main negotiator in the sellout CODESA negotiations and the leader of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) advisory panel on a national minimum wage, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced a proposal for the national minimum wage to be R3 500 a month and R20 an hour. While …

#BLF26 Political Education Prison Curriculum: Pretoria Central Maximum Security Prison

By BO Staff Writer From discussions with the #BLF26 comrades during the prison visit on 19 July 2016 Theme 1: Precolonial Africa The myth that Africa has contributed nothing to world civilisation must be debunked. Africa is indeed both the cradle of civilisation and the cradle of humanity. Points for discussion: 1. Indicate the interrelatedness …

Black Agenda on international relations and solidarity

By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 13 of the BLACK AGENDA on international relations and solidarity calls for a black socialist approach to international relations founded on the concepts of internationalism, anti-capitalist imperialism, self-determination and peaceful co-existence within the context of principled unity. It steers the march of international relations towards resolving the contradictions via struggle …

Black agenda on food security

Featured Image: Former president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara. By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 17 of the BLACK AGENDA on food security calls for an harmonious relationship between people and nature. In this context it urges the return of the land, the decolonization of agriculture that puts people before profits, the people to produce their …

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 …

Black Agenda on nationalisation and socialization of the mineral and natural resources

By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 22 of the BLACK AGENDA on nationalisation and socialization of the mineral and natural resources calls for democratizing the economy through nationalization of 100% of the commanding heights. This will translate into direct ownership by the people. In this context the state will only regulate the people’s collective ownership. Let’s …

Kilombo Village – Gquzum! Bashaye!

By BO Editorial Collective The children of Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe gathered at the Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha this past weekend to commemorate the June 16 Soweto uprising. There were speakers from all walks of Black Consciousness life, sharing intergenerational knowledge and pumping each other with black love and life! Watch a short video …