Namibian president calls for land expropriation

By BO Staff Writer This article was originally published on the eNCA website. Namibia’s president said on Tuesday that the government is considering radical land expropriation to spur the transfer of property to the country’s black majority. Speaking at Namibia’s 27th independence celebrations, President Hage Geingob said the government should evoke part of the Constitution …

On being a “constitutional delinquent”: Land return requires unconstitutionality

By BO Staff Writer This post first appeared on the Facebook timeline of Andile Mngxitama on 10 February: Why do we say that if you want land return you need to be “unconstitutional” or more elegantly, become a “constitutional delinquent”? The reason is simple. The South African Constitution is anti-black. Its cornerstone is its Section 25 …

Betrayal – A tragic story of land return

By Andile Mngxitama  Gogo Nonkululeko died from sadness. We know this because she said so just before she passed on clutching her heart. One evening, days before she died, she had gathered her whole family and told them that she had not much time left now. She had been worried sick by the news from the desert. …

Queen Nzinga, brilliant legacy of decolonization  

In honour of the revolutionary contributions of Queen Nzinga who died  353 years ago Black Opinion is reissuing the following statement published on the Black First Land First blog on 17 December 2015. December 17, 1663 is the death date of Queen Nzinga (Nzinga Mbande). On this 352nd anniversary of her death BLF takes the …

Lest We Forget, 16 December 1838 and the Black Blood That Flowed Down The Ncome River

Media Statement It’s now exactly a year since the kick off of the #ZumaMustFall Campaign. We note that 16 December was the day chosen by the white organizers of the said campaign to make that rallying call!  They turned an important site of struggle involving the state and revolution into a national sunday picnic to serve …

Landless in life. Landless in death!

By Andile Mngxitama This is a very familiar story to me. A call comes in. The person at the other end speaks with hesitation, politeness  and exhaustion. Defeated. They relate the story of how one of their relatives has passed on and how the white farmer is refusing them the right to bury  their relative …

There is no power without land: The difference between being in office & being in power

By Mzamo Majola There’s a difference between being in office and being in power. Right now in South Africa our so-called ‘Black government’ is in office, but they’re not ‘in power’. Our so-called ‘black government’ has no control over anything, the white people do. They let us make fools of ourselves by making us think …