Looking Beyond Pravin Gordhan

By Andile Mngxitama All indications are that the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, shall be recalled within days. It’s no longer a matter of if, but a matter of when. This presents the nation and those who seek a move from the colonial structure of the economy into a more pro-black economic dispensation, with …

PICTURES: BLF march to the Reserve Bank

By BO Staff Writer On Friday, the Black First Land First (BLF) movement marched to the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to demand that the institution act on the Public Protector’s preliminary report which found that ABSA illegally benefited from apartheid cash injections from the SARB. BLF joined the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) recently in …

Competition Commission says 17 banks must be prosecuted for collusion

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, the Competition Commission issued a statement which corroborated what many have been saying for a long time – the banks are corrupt! Seventeen banks – three South African, ABSA, Standard Bank and Investec – have been implicated and are up for prosecution, in a collusion case involving “price fixing and …

State capture, BRICS & ABSA 

By BO Staff Writer Notes on the lecture delivered by Andile Mngxitama on the above topic at a meeting hosted by the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) at Zone 13 in Alexandra on 2 February 2017 State capture State capture took place via land theft by the white settlers who arrived in this country …

PICTURES: BLF’s #BlacksInDialogue in pictures

By BO Staff Writer the following pictures were taken from the Black First Land First’s (BLF) #BlacksInDialogue series. The event took place on the February 28 and the topic of discussion was ‘Why ABSA should pay back the stolen R3.2 billion.’ Panelists were BLF National Convenor, Andile Mngxitama, author & Former Director of the South …

Podcast: Black Analysis 2 – #BlacksInDialogue 3

By BO Staff Writer For the second instalment of Black Analysis, we bring you this recording of the Black First Land First’s (BLF) #BlacksInDialogue series. The event took place on the February 28 and the topic of discussion was ‘Why ABSA should pay back the stolen R3.2 billion.’ Panelists were BLF National Convenor, Andile Mngxitama, …

BLF national pickets against ABSA a huge success

By BO Staff Writer The Black Consciousness revolutionary movement, Black First Land First (BLF) held nationwide pickets yesterday against ABSA. The pickets were aimed firstly at raising awareness about how ABSA unlawfully gained from certain apartheid “life boats”. Secondly, the aim was to launch the movement’s rolling protest action against ABSA to force it to …

President Jacob Zuma to comment end February on the Public Protector’s provisional report into ABSA

By BO Staff Writer President Jacob Zuma will comment on the public protector’s now leaked provisional report “on the Complaint of Mr Paul Hoffman Pertaining to Alleged Maladministration, Corruption, Misappropriation of Public Funds and Failure by the South African Government to Implement CIEX Report and Recover Public Funds from ABSA,” at the end of February …

BLF to picket 50 ABSA branches nationwide

By BO Staff Writer In a press statement released this morning, from a press conference held yesterday, the Black First land First (BLF) movement announced that it would picket 50 ABSA branches on Saturday, following the leaked preliminary report of the public protector finding that ABSA should pay back money it stole from state coffers …