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 …

Mcebisi Jonas defeated, resigns as ANC member of parliament

By BO Staff Writer Former Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas, has resigned as African National Congress (ANC) member of parliament, but will remain a member of the party. Jonas is the second MP to resign this week after former Transport Minister Dipuo Peters resigned yesterday. The resignations come after the two were sacked by President …

ANC women’s league says ANC Parliament caucus decision on land debate must be reviewed

By BO Staff Writer The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has criticised the ANC Parliament caucus’s decision to not vote with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to amend the Consitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation. The ANC caucus, led by Jackson Mthembu, betrayed Jacob Zuma’s call to expropriate land without compensation, …

Political parties react to banks collusion scandal: “white owned banks … are a criminal gang”

By BO Staff Writer Seventeen banks, which have been implicated in a corruption scandal involving fixing the prices of the rand, are a “criminal gang” which is “protected by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan”, the Black First Land First (BLF) movement said in a statement this morning. The …

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 …

COSAS says no to “VIP sections” at ANC January 8 statement

Media Statement The following media statement was issued by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) Johannesburg Region. COSAS is an ANC affiliated student oorganisation. As COSAS [Congress of South African Students] in Greater Johannesburg we would like to advice ANC [African National Congress] leaders to stay away from VIP sections at the January 8 …

Brazil coup: Lessons for the ANC

By James Petras Introduction Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office through a well-organized, carefully planned operation among the corrupt Brazilian political elite, closely linked to the stock-market, financial institutions and foreign energy companies. This ‘legislative coup d’état’ eliminated the democratically-elected ‘political intermediaries’ and installed a regime directly controlled by the CEO’s of leading …