BLF takes SANEF matter to Appeals Court

The following article was previously published on 30 October 2017 on the BLF website and is reissued by BO. Today the same and racist and hostile Judge which presided over the BLF/SANEF case denied Black First Land First (BLF) the right to appeal. BLF will take the SANEF matter to Appeals Court. BLF regards this …

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 …

Coleman Andrews R200m handshake scrutinized at SCOPA

By BO Staff Writer The board chair of the South African Airways (SAA), Dudu Myeni, answered questions at the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) today relating to SAA’s evergreen contracts, the leasing of aeroplanes, the hiring of consultants and Coleman Andrews’ role in bankrupting SAA. SCOPA did not take too kindly to the news …

Looking Beyond Pravin Gordhan

By Andile Mngxitama All indications are that the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, shall be recalled within days. It’s no longer a matter of if, but a matter of when. This presents the nation and those who seek a move from the colonial structure of the economy into a more pro-black economic dispensation, with …

Blacks lost, Whites won in parliament!

By Andile Mngxitama Yesterday, black people in South Africa decisively lost and whites won hands down. Congratulations to the pro-white Democratic Alliance (DA) and the extreme right wing Freedom Front Plus (FF+). The irony of this situation is that the South African parliament is predominantly black. Historically, settler white monopoly capital in South Africa has …

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 …

#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 …