What The High Court’s Decision Means Depends On Where You Stand

By BO Staff Writer On 29 April 2016, the Pretoria High Court ruled that the decision to drop the 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, by the then National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mokotedi Mpshe was “irrational and should be reviewed”. The matter was brought to court by the Democratic Alliance (DA), a …

DID YOU KNOW: Rupert and Oppenheimer own almost all wealth in SA?

Featured Image: Nicky Oppenheimer  (left) and Johan Rupert  (right) are two of the wealthiest ‘businemen’ in Africa. Photo: businesstech.co.za By BO Staff Writer Did you know that two white men, Johan Rupert and Nicky Oppenheimer, “own the same amount of wealth as the poorest 50% of the South African population?” That’s more wealth than some …

Taking The Marikana Massacre Battle To Germany

Featured image (courtesy of Jakob Krameritsch): Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka addresses the BASF shareholder meeting in 2015. by Koketso Moeti BASF is a huge corporate that gives Lonmin a lot of business. Today, April 29, in Germany they are gathered for their annual shareholder meeting. Along with the usual shareholders who attend these meetings there’ll be …

Who Is Mavrodi The Brains Behind MMM?

By Lwazi Dube “The modern world is bad. It is inhumane, unfair and unjust. This is the world of money. It is not for people” – Mavrodi on the ideology of MMM. What is the solution? According to this Russian mathematician, the solution sounds similar to what Aimé Césaire, who was Frantz Fanon’s teacher, had …

The Dangerous Contradictions Of Julius Malema

By BO Staff Writer   Julius Malema made the following declaration about Zimbabwe during his visit to London late last year:   “We are not going to do what the Zimbabweans have done; of drawing the blood of innocent people. There’s nothing wrong with Mugabe’s policy on land, but there’s everything wrong with the method …