Justice for Anneline Pillay – 225 signatures more to reach petition goal

By BO Staff Writer On 29 November last year, 27 year old Anneline Pillay was gunned down by her ex boyfriend Tyrone Pillay at her work place. Tyrone, who is currently detained at Westville Prison’s awaiting-trial section, was captured on video committing the crime and consequently confessed. He later changed his version and has not …

Mogoeng Mogoeng: from lap dog to top dog!

By Andile Mngxitama In a recent ‘National Braai Day’ poll, Media24 rewarded the Judge President, Mogoeng Mogoeng with the title of “South African of the year”. Media24 is owned by Naspers, which is a colonial and apartheid racist institution of white power. The irony is that five unnamed journalists put Mogoeng’s name in the list …

Colonialism destroyed the “Third World Quarterly”

By BO Staff Writer The following article by Vijay Prashad titled “Third World Quarterly row: Why some western intellectuals are trying to debrutalise colonialism”, was previously published on the scroll.in website and is reissued below by Black Opinion: “The author explains why he resigned from the editorial board of the journal after it published an …

ANCWL condemns SABC for patriarchal conduct towards Dlamini Zuma and SABC’s apology – statements

By BO Staff Writer On Saturday 23 September 2017 the ANCWL issued a statement strongly condemning the patriarchal attitude of the SABC towards Dr Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. It pointed out, inter alia, that although the SABC is mandated “to contribute to democracy, development of society, gender equality, nation building, provision of education and strengthening the …

Being black in the world

By BO Staff Writer The following piece was originally published here. I’m a black man. I’m about 6’2″, average build. Nothing too fancy. I think I look normal, not intimidating in the slightest. I grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. My parents were blue collar workers, but provided for me and my sister. We were …

Gayton Mckenzie pulls the trigger – withdraws PA from NMB coalition

By BO Staff Writer Gayton McKenzie has rocked the boat again in the ailing coalition government of Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB). McKenzie sent a fiery letter to Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor, Athol Trollip, notifying him of the PA’s intention to withdraw from the coalition with immediate effect after the DA-led municipality failed to put forward …

Rupert TV (eNCA) embroiled in racism and labour law scandal

By BO Staff Writer Twenty-four hour news channel, eNCA, is yet again embroiled in a scandal regarding the treatment of its newsroom staff. According to reports, the station which is partly owned by South Africa’s richest man, Johann Rupert, could be flouting labour laws by employing freelance news anchors with no contracts. This is illegal …

Gayton McKenzie to liberate Nelson Mandela?

By Andile Mngxitama If you want to know the real reason why Gayton McKenzie has become the subject of Sunday Times propaganda, then look no further than the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) metro. McKenzie seems to have bamboozled the racist Democratic Alliance (DA) and left it dazed. The DA mayor of NMB, Athol Trollip, didn’t …