Eskom being captured by the Guptas is a lie

By Sthandwasami Dlamini Eskom’s 27 major coal suppliers are: Liketh Investments; Umcebo Mining; HCI Khusela Coal; Sudor Coal; Stuart Coal; Exxaro Coal; Keaton Mining; Kuyasa Mining; Shanduka Coal, whose interests held by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa are now held in a blind trust; Ntshovelo Mining Resources; Just Coal CC; African Exploration Mining; Finance Corporation, which …

Know your enemy

By Ncedisa Mpemnyama This article was submitted as part of the Think For Yourself competition. The date is April 12, 2017. I’ve been awake since 10am and glued to my TV set. Today all mainstream political parties are in the streets in Pretoria in the #ZumaMustGo national march. Amongst them is the official opposition which …

We shall defend any black person that come under attack from Western imperialism

By Khotso Masemola This article was submitted as part of the Think For Yourself competition. We spend our time admiring colonial objects. Our economy is controlled by white settler monopoly capital which continues to oppress us. The influence of technology continues to mislead and confuse us from the main questions, like our stolen land and …

A guide to understanding the protest deaths in Venezuela

By BO Staff Writer United States sponsored anti-government protests, similar to the Save SA and opposition party protests in South Africa, have flared up in Venezuela with the aim of removing the democratically elected president, Nicolas Maduro. Bolivia’s Evo Morales said the anti-government protests were orchestrated by the US to “overthrow Venezuela to steal oil.” …

Is “junk” status as bad as is made to sound?

By Mpho Ramonotsi Below is one of the submissions for the Think For Yourself competition which, although did not win the competition, the Black Opinion Editorial Collective felt was thought-provoking and generally compelling. Most comments and analyses regarding state capture by the Guptas, the Ruperts and ratings agencies is all bad news. ANC has allowed …