Jacob Zuma, Election Results and 2017

By Wesley Seale In the days when quoting William Shakespeare was fashionable, we were taught that famous quote from the Merchant of Venice: “All that glisters is not gold.” Often things are deceptive in their appealing look. Such it is with South Africa’s fifth local government election results. To most commentators, the results were a …

EFF to bring back apartheid in Johannesburg

By BO Staff Writer Who would have thought it would be the political party that claims to fight for economic freedom which would bring back white rule in the biggest city in Africa? The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is set to parcel out the City of Johannesburg to the racist Democratic Alliance (DA) within days. …

BLF held a successful Induction Workshop in Soweto

By BO Staff Writer BLF held a successful Induction Workshop in Soweto yesterday, 13 August 2016, being the first anniversary of the publication of its “revolutionary call”. The workshop was attended by members of the National Coordinating Committee (NCC), the Provincial Coordinating Committees (PCC’s), sympathisers and members. The objectives of the Induction Workshop were to …

Black First Land First as a learning movement

By Andile Mngxitama On Saturday, 13 August, the Black First Land First movement held their first political induction in Orlando East, Soweto. Below is a message from BLF Convenor on the induction. Our movement is a revolutionary movement committed to ending all forms of oppression at once. Our movement recognises that the primary contradiction (white …

#BLF26forR26 Billion to Appear in Court Tomorrow

By BO Staff Writer Read below a message issued by the Black First Land First National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC) regarding the court appearance of the #BLF26 happening tomorrow. The 26 Black First Land First (BLF) members facing multiple charges for staging a sit-in at the Public Protector’s office shall appear at Court 62 at …

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 …

EFF Listens to its London Masters on Coalitions

By BO Staff Writer It is an undenied fact that the leadership of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) met with the representatives of British imperialism last year in October in London. The British queen was represented in that meeting by her trusted agent, Lord Robin Renwick. The EFF has kept the details of the meeting …

12 Months Ultimatum

By Xola Skosana Exactly 12 months from now, the ink used to put a cross on that ballot paper will have long time dried up, yet the quality of life of Black people will still be in the same pathetic state, the same socio-economic position they were in on the 3rd of August 2016 or …