Is “junk” status as bad as is made to sound?

By Mpho Ramonotsi Below is one of the submissions for the Think For Yourself competition which, although did not win the competition, the Black Opinion Editorial Collective felt was thought-provoking and generally compelling. Most comments and analyses regarding state capture by the Guptas, the Ruperts and ratings agencies is all bad news. ANC has allowed …

BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane 

By BO Staff Writer The incoming Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba has appointed Professor Chris Malikane as his advisor. The move has seen widespread reaction, with white monopoly capital trying to discredit the appointment, while pro-radical economic transformation proponents welcomed it. The Black First Land First (BLF) movement welcomed the appointment and said, “Prof Malikane …

Guptas investigated for R7 billion, whites getaway with stealing R147 billion!

By BO Staff Writer Last year, news dominating the mainstream media was how banks had quickly closed the bank accounts of the Gupta family businesses for supposedly dodgey transactions worth R7 billion. Later in the year, the then Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, submitted an affidavit to the North Gauteng High Court asking for a declaratory …

SaveSA has destroyed Pravin Gordhan

By Khaya Sithole This article was originally published on the Uncensored Opinion website. SaveSA and its coterie of ambivalent corporate social activists have done a good job of destroying former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, now let us watch them try the same thing with his replacement, Malusi Gigaba. On 17 December 1974, one of South …

BLF takes #NationalShutdown to Pravin Gordhan’s house

By BO Staff Writer The Black First Land First (BLF) movement has rejected the coup planned to remove President Jacob Zuma by Save SA, Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and other racist white civil society NGOs, and is instead picketing outside the homes of former Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan. The movement says it …

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 …

Defend Malusi Gigaba!

Defend Malusi Gigaba! Press Statement post BLF  NCC 02 April 2017 The National Coordination Committee  (NCC) of Black First Land First  (BLF) met yesterday to assess the state of our organization and also the state of the nation. The NCC received with great revolutionary joy the news of the reshuffling of cabinet by President Zuma. …