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 …

UKZN BLF-SM success during SRC elections

Media Statement “You can kill revolutionaries, but you can never kill ideas.” – Thomas Sankara University of KwaZulu Natal BLF-Student Movement (UKZN BLF-SM) would like to thank all the students of the UKZN Howard College Campus who participated and voted in the Student Representetive Council (SRC) elections. Your voices have not fallen into deaf ears. …

UKZN Howard College #FeesMustFall – call to join mass student demonstration on 3 October 2016

By Thobani Zikalala “Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it. … When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe” – Frantz Fanon In 2015, the greater student population of this country made the call …

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST STUDENT MOVEMENT MAINTAINS THE CALL FOR FREE BLACK CENTERED SOCIALIST EDUCATION, AND REJECTS THE FEES COMMISSION!

Since the inception of the Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM), we have maintained the clear call for Free Black Centered Socialist Education. This call is rooted in the liberation of black people and the total crushing of the anti-black system that maintains black oppression. We want decolonised education in a decolonised society, not …

Women as Leaders against Women as Figureheads

By Cossette Hampton It is refreshing as a Black American woman, stolen from the Motherland generations ago to die in slavery for white power, to experience Women’s Day on the continent. The war on Blackness in South Africa, however, feels all too familiar as I watch from the Cape as my brothers and sisters are …