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 …

British Referendum on Brexit

Featured image: Credit www.inquisitr.com by bo staff writer   International solidarity   Workers, youth, trade unionists and political activists from the entire spectrum of the labour landscape as well as from 23 countries of Europe under the banner “(w)e support the workers of Britain who will vote to leave the European Union (EU) in the 23 …

The Guptas under attack by white media for the Glencore deal

Featured Image: Oakbay Investments director Nazeem Howa and Atul Gupta. Picture Photo: Sowetan Live/Gallo Images By BO Staff Writer The South African media has adopted the method of drug traffickers to conceal the corruption of white capital. It is a known strategy of global drug cartels to get a decoy arrested to allow the main package …

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 …

Match Boxes in the Wrong Hands

By Xola Skosana A socialist Azania must be born from the ashes of a racist, white supremacist country over which the ANC has presided for 22 years. Just as Mama Winnie predicted that “together hand-in-hand, with our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country”. However, Thomas Sankara warned that a “soldier …

Black Agenda on Democracy and Technology

CHAPTER 14 of the BLACK AGENDA on democracy and technology promotes the idea of full participatory democracy by SMS, via the use of the mobile cellular phone. To this end the people get to vote on all the crucial issues confronting society instead of leaving their fate in the hands of the 400 members of …

How Whites Deal With Zuma

By Zama Khumalo The state sometimes is referred to as a  “contested terrain”. Let me quote the ANC’s Joel Netshitenzhe on this as he said it in ‘The Principles of Relations’ published with City Press last month, that the state “is a non-partisan instrument of society as a whole” and therefore it is “a multi-class …

Who was Tsietsi Mashinini?: An incomplete biography

By BO Staff Writer Black Opinion republishes this short and incomplete biography of one of the leaders of the June 16, Black Power uprising. The young heroes of the uprising, inspired by the Black Consciousness movement, had the country on standstill and fought diligently for liberation of black people. We republish this short biography in …

The truth white media doesn’t want you to know

Featured Image: Hendrina power station and Tegeta director Nazeem Howa. Photo: Sunday Times By Andile Mngxitama Almost nine million people are unemployed in South Africa today. There is also no indication that this situation is going to improve anytime soon. To this end the economy is headed towards an official recession with negative growth resulting from …