Understanding the battle against White Monopoly Capital: lessons from Zimbabwe

By Munyaradzi Gwisai In the following piece, the Zimbabwean Marxist scholar and activist, with direct experience of the struggle in Zimbabwe, offers the South African left forces some lessons from Zimbabwe. The political economy analysis provided here is one of the most significant contributions in understanding the current crisis in South Africa. Gwisai warns against …

Letter to President Jacob Zuma on his 75th birthday

By Lindsay Maasdorp Dear President Jacob Zuma Our inspirational leader Stephen Bantu Biko once said, “Township life alone makes it a miracle for anyone to live up to adulthood. There we see a situation of absolute want in which black will kill black to be able to survive.” Today on your 75th birthday we realise …

THINK FOR YOURSELF competition

By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion turns 1 years old today. With that, we continue to implore Black people to think for themselves. Thus we are running a writing competition under the following details: Who is the enemy of black liberation in South Africa? 1. Jacob Zuma? 2. The Guptas? 3. White monopoly capital/those who …

EFF mum on President Jacob Zuma’s expropriation without compensation comments

By BO Staff Writer The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have been dead silent about President Jacob Zuma’s call to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The EFF’s first cardinal pillar (before it was changed to fall in line with the interests of white capital of course) was land expropriation without compensation …

VIDEO: President Jacob Zuma responds to SONA debate

By BO Staff Writer Today in parliament, President Jacob Zuma responded to statements made by Members of Parliament (MPs) who debated, over two days, his State of the Nation Address (SONA) which was delivered last week. The reply covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including land return, racism, and the radical transformation of the South …

#SONA2017: Whites benefit the most from R500  billion government budget 

By Andile Mngxitama In the State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Jacob Zuma revealed a commitment by government to use a combination of instruments to contribute to economic liberation. In particular, the president pointed out that the government would “utilise to the maximum, the strategic levers that are available to the state”. The president …