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 …

Contesting Power in Tertiary Institutions

By Thobeka Nkabinde Higher education institutions in South Africa have been faced with students resisting against the eurocentric, anti-black, patriarchal, heteronormative, classist, able-bodied authoritative order in the fight to bring about a free, Black-centered Azania. Higher learning institutions play a pivotal role in constructing black minds into minds that will sustain the neo-colonial system. The …

Awaiting Trial and Waiting in Vain to Vote

By Lindsay Maasdorp The Local Government Elections (LGE) are 3 days away and the rallies around the country have taken on magnanimous proportions. Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) Mmusi Maimane stooped to an all time low when he promised a revolution through the vote and not the barrel of a gun. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has …

Black Agenda on Corruption

By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 11 of the BLACK AGENDA on corruption indicates a veil of deception over apartheid era crimes involving corruption and a recognition that corruption, which was symptomatic of the colonial structural logic, continues to characterize and shape our current reality. To this end the current trend of corruption cannot be eliminated …

Evaluation

By Xola Skosana “Feedback is the breakfast of champions” ~ Ken Blanchard. It is nearly time to escape the plantation, draw near the village of run-away slaves. I encourage you to retreat into solitude, reflect on what transpired in the village a few days ago, find a fitting metaphor that captures the black experience we …

What Will The Price of Freedom Be?

By Xola Skosana This message was originally posted for the first time on the 25th of May. It poses a poignant question right now! What will be the price of freedom? A degree, a career, a failed marriage, deferred dreams? Will it be betrayal, long term imprisonment or the ultimate sacrifice? Who must pay this …