On the FBI investigating the Guptas: The youth need ideology

By Andile Mngxitama This week it was revealed that America’s Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) will be investigating South African president, Jacob Zuma, his son, Duduzane Zuma and the Gupta family, on allegations of ‘state capture’. The news was met with criticism in some quarters which understand the dangerous role the FBI has played in …

Blade Nzimande speaking on Jacob Zuma

By BO Staff Writer The following is an excerpt from Dr Blade Nzimande’s review of President Jacob Zuma’s biography by Jeremy Godin in 2009. “For me when I first met JZ [Jacob Zuma] in 1990, I honestly thought that his laughter was fake and pretension, and may perhaps be confirming his name Gedleyihlekisa. It was …

Celebrating Dudu Myeni

By BO Staff Writer As the nation celebrated the firing of former minister of education, Blade Nzimande, it was revealed that South African Airways (SAA) board chair, Dudu Myeni would be leaving the airline. Myeni’s contract was coming to an end, so for some, this came as no surprise, but for others who admired Myeni …

Will “feminist” fighters reel in misogynist Malema?

By Thabi Myeni When the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called a press conference, we all expected scathing attacks on his fellow politicians, but EFF leader, Julius Malema took it a step further and appealed to his misogyny by reducing Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, an acclaimed academic, seasoned politician and veteran anti-apartheid activist, to President Jacob Zuma’s …

Blade’s axing nothing to do with ANC succession battle

By Adv Sandisele Zitha The 2016 #FeesMustFall protests were the only effective mechanism in which students could express their grievances in a democratic society. Students across the country came to a well organised unit fighting for a common goal – Free quality decolonised education in our time. The explosive and protracted protests were supported and …

BLF wins application to march against KPMG

By BO Staff Writer Today judgement was handed down on the Black First Land First’s (BLF) application for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) to unban their return planned march to KPMG. The follow-up march was banned earlier this month when member of the Johannesburg Metro police department (JMPD), Inspector Nkuna, refused to grant BLF …

BREAKING NEWS: Blade Nzimande axed as Minister of Higher Education after cabinet reshuffle

By BO Staff Writer News just in, President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled cabinet, this time he has fired Blade Nzimande from the ministry of higher education and replaced with Hlengiwe Mkhize. Nzimande is on record opposing the President and denouncing radical economic transformation. Read the president’s full statement below: MEDIA STATEMENT TO ALL MEDIA/NEWS EDITORS …

Mpumalanga rejects Cyril Ramaphosa

By BO Staff Writer As the African National Congress (ANC) December elective conference draws nearer, lines are being drawn more clearly between the radical economic transformation and white monopoly capital supporting factions within the organisation. More recently, the Mpumalanga province has come out to denounce the white monopoly capital supporting Cyril Ramaphosa faction, now known …