Black First Land First and the Gupta Myth

By Ncamisile Sibiya There is a perception, that the organisation: Black First Land First (BLF), is organised around promoting the political, social and economic aspirations of the Gupta family of Sahara Estate, Saxonwold. This analysis of BLF is primarily based on BLF’s defense of the Gupta family: as it is being scapegoated as the representative …

Did Malusi Gigaba silence Prof Chris Malikane?

By BO Staff Writer The newly appointed Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba is said to have finally gagged the outspoken radical economist, Professor Chris Malikane. Sources close to the minister say Gigaba has been worried about the public utterances of the Wits School of Economic and Business Sciences professor whom he hired as his advisor …

Yunus Carrim allowed JSE to lie about black ownership

By BO Staff Writer Why did African National Congress Member of Parliament (ANC MP) and Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, allow the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to lie to parliament about black ownership? This is the question many ask after the joint sitting of the finance and trade and industry portfolios …

READ: BLF’s FULL submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance

By BO Staff Writer Today, the Black First Land First (BLF) movement submitted it’s contribution to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance. In it’s submission the movement highlighted its ideas on the transformation of the financial sector and how to it wishes to “end white monopoly capital to ensure economic liberation of all.” The session …

The power of repetition in propaganda 

By Yerushka Chetty Comrades try this at home. Pick a person and remind them for the next two weeks how beautiful and loved they are. Be consistent. Do this daily for two weeks.  Take another person that you see everyday and for the next two weeks create a story – any story, for example, of …

BLF writes to press ombudsman against News24

By BO Staff Writer The Black First Land First (BLF) movement has written a letter to the press ombudsman demanding that News24 be punished for its distortion of comments made by Professor Chris Malikane at its Blacks in Dialogue event. After Blacks in Dialogue, Malikane was misquoted by a News24 report as having said that …

VIDEO+PICTURES: Chris Malikane stands firm: radical economic transformation is the only solution

By BO Staff Writer Radical economic transformation, in terms of changing the structure and ownership patterns of the land and economy, is the only solution to the question of vast inequality in the country, Professor Chris Malikane told a packed room of Black people at the Black First Land First (BLF) movement’s monthly Blacks In …