Five Years On – We Remember Andries Tatane

By Staff Writer Black Opinion (BO) issues this article written by Andile Mngxitama on 19 April 2011 – seven days after Andries Tatane was brutally killed in protest action while demanding clean running water for his community of Ficksburg. “THE ANC government brutally murdered a peaceful martyr for social justice, Andries Tatane, on April 12 …

Is Dr Richard Pithouse Running A Reign Of Terror Against Black Radical Thought At Rhodes?

By BO Staff Writer The streets of Grahamstown are laden with hushed voices that speak of the terror of the “Mellon Money”. Apparently, Dr Richard Pithouse has become the most powerful man in the Rhodes University establishment because he holds the keys to make available piles of cash from the Mellon Foundation to subsidise postgraduate students. …

“State Capture” – Myth or Reality?

By BO Staff Writer What is “State Capture?” There is an assumption that we all know what these words mean. We all repeat these words and the media uses them as short hand to refer to the controversial relationship between the State President, Preasident Jacob Zuma, and the Gupta family. It has come to pass that, “State …

“State Capture” Deception Wake Up!

by Lerato Lephatsa date: 10 April 2016 Recently the country that is South Africa has found itself immersed in what the mainstream media calls “state capture” by a wealthy family called the Guptas, through it’s purported relationship with President Jacob Zuma. It has been alleged that they have huge influence in Cabinet appointments which is …

 Jwayelani, as in get used to it!

By Qhamaninande Ma Afrika As of the past two weeks South Africa has officially become America’s dumping site. Yep, the chicken has landed and is apparently already being sold in the Durban area under the name Jwayelani. Quite apt don’t you think that like the people bringing it to you, it is already telling you to …

Big questions around the Guptas resigning from Oakbay Resources and Energy

By Pinky Khoabane There’s perhaps no clearer example of capitalists’ use of economic power to muzzle opponents than the decisions by financial institutions and an auditing firm to cut ties with investment company, Oakbay Resources and Energy which, until last friday was owned by the Gupta family. In the past week, ABSA, FNB and KPMG …