Lest We Forget, 16 December 1838 and the Black Blood That Flowed Down The Ncome River

Media Statement It’s now exactly a year since the kick off of the #ZumaMustFall Campaign. We note that 16 December was the day chosen by the white organizers of the said campaign to make that rallying call!  They turned an important site of struggle involving the state and revolution into a national sunday picnic to serve …

Is peace amongst blacks possible?

By BO Staff Writer Lastnight, the Black First Land First (BLF) movement hosted a lecture under the theme – Peace amongst blacks as part of BLF’s National Strategic Planning meeting (NSP) in Durban. The lecture was delivered by BLF National Convenor, Andile Mngxitama, with interesting questions and inputs from the audience. Mngxitama explained the source …

AIC shows EFF how to serve voters instead of selling out

By BO Staff Writer The small political party, African Independent Congress (AIC), is setting a good example of how small parties can use their votes to advance the interests of their voters. The AIC has as its main objective the incorporation of Matatiele back to KwaZulu-Natal. The party loses no chance to push for this …

The Parallel Power Praxis

By Andile Mngxitama This short piece was written by Mngxitama a little over a year ago. We republish it here due to its continued relevance in South African politics today. Here is the article Mngxitama wrote for Sunday Independent about the parallel power praxis, one year later. I don’t join the chorus of condemning [Jacob] …

Imperialism in the Philippines. Lessons for South Africa

By Andre Vltchek There is a sense of change in those narrow and desperate alleys of the Baseco slum in the Philippines’ capital Manila. For the first time in many years a beautiful, noble lady visited; against all odds she decided to stay. Her name is Hope. Baseco is a tough, crime-ridden region built from …

A Response to Steve Lebelo

By Mandla Mbuyisa The KwaZulu-Natal provincial convenor of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement Thobani Zikalala usually says, “People are not obliged to comment on everything”, and today I dedicate these words to Malesela Steve Lebelo. In the South African politics, recycling has become a norm – where people take serious platforms and say …

On Vanessa Hartley calling black people animals 

By BO Staff Writer “blackness is the lower emotions, the baser inclinations, the dark side of the soul.” Frantz Fanon It is necessary to equate blacks to animals – to render them subhuman beings – in a racist society, so as to maintain, perpetuate and consolidate the white power project. South Africa needs blacks to …

Hands Off President Mugabe! Julius Malema, you agent of Renwick!

Media Statement Black First Land First (BLF) is once again appalled, but not surprised, at the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) calling for the democratically elected President of Zimbabwe, Comrade Robert Mugabe, to step down. Malema has been brazen in his service to British imperialism since the EFF leadership held a secret meeting …