June 16, correcting myths and distortions – Andile Mngxitama

By BO Staff Writer This year marks the 46th anniversary of the June 16 uprising. Andile Mngxitama once again explains it was not the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) or African National Congress (ANC) that sparked the event, that the great uprising was actually the result of Steve Biko’s revolutionary work. Here’s a short incisive historical …

Brian Molefe, genius!

Photo: Brian Molefe, former Eskom CEO Andile Mngxitama Brian Molefe is criminalised for standing up against the corrupt Glencore. The criminal organisation wanted to increase the price of coal from the long term agreed R150 per ton to R500. Brian refused, then Glencore threatened national blackout. From this threat Brian worked with the Guptas to …

Monetarising resistance

Andile Mngxitama Every five years or so the university system responding to racism throws up a layer of articulate leaders. We saw this with the first generation post apartheid SASCO leaders. Even BCM student leaders like Sipho Maseko monetarised their student leadership credentials into becoming captains of industry. We saw the Rhodes Must Fall/Fees Must …

There can’t be a decolonised university in a colonial society

UKZN campus. Image: Sunday Times Sowetan (March 23 2022), “UKZN graduation an African celebration against British bondage” by Dr Pedro Mzileni refers. In his piece, Mizileni makes a case for the celebration of the colourful University of KwaZulu-Natal graduation ceremony as an instant of decolonisation. He correctly criticises those who have issue with these jamborees …