Helen Zille and the arrogance of whiteness

By Lerato Lephatsa “The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend 20 years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so …

Wits University won’t silence Prof Malikane 

By BO Staff Writer The vice chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Professor Adam Habib took to Twitter to clarify the university’s position on academic freedom. Habib was emphatic that Wits won’t silence Prof Malikane. This follows what appears to be a coordinated campaign by white monopoly capital to silence Prof Malikane who …

White media lying about Malikane “take up arms” comment

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, the Black First Land First (BLF) movement’s blacks only monthly event, Blacks In Dialogue (BID), hosted the finance minister’s advisor, Professor Chris Malikane, to discuss his ideas around radical economy transformation. In the talk, Malikane highlighted the need for a minimum program which would unite “progressive” black people across the …

Elvis Ramosebudi: A hustler, mentally unstable or a threat to national security?

By BO Staff Writer The man accused by the Hawks of plotting mass assassinations of politicians and prominent South Africans made his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court this morning. Wearing all black and looking calm, the man now known to be Elvis Ramosebudi, allegedly sent letters to wealthy businessmen asking for funding for …

An open letter to Rehad Desai: Your films are anti-black

By Yerushka Chetty Yesterday, I watched with anticipation your much publicised new documentary on Al jazeera about the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema’s rise to national politics, Julius vs The ANC. But I was very disappointed by the underwhelming and uncomplex film. You intentionally left a lot of things out in the documentary …

What is EFF getting from coalition with DA?: AIC shows how it’s done

By BO Staff Writer The African National Congress (ANC) and the African Independent Congress (AIC) have concluded talks and adopted a memorandum of understanding on their coalition partnership, which they had entered into after last year’s local government elections. The two parties went into coalition in the Ekurhuleni, Rustenburg, Umkhanyakude and “other municipalities where both …