Thabo Mbeki and FW de Klerk ganging up against Hlaudi’s 90% local content?

By BO Staff Writer Over the weekend, the white owned and controlled media excitedly reported that former president Thabo Mbeki had “broken his silence” and spoken against the alleged abuses happening at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Mbeki called for a judicial commission of inquiry on the state broadcaster. He has been joined by …

Micah Xavier Johnson the martyr of BLACK people the world over

Image: Micah Xavier Johnson By Andile Mngxitama The whole white civilization is based on violence against black people. The template of this truth was crafted and perfected through slavery. The notions of “human” and “rights” find their coherence on the permissibility to do violence on blacks without a reason. Let’s be clear here, the job …

Message from the National Convenor of BLF: Andile Mngxitama

By BO Staff Writer The following message has been penned by the BLF National Convenor, Andile Mngxitama, highlighting the upcoming NCC meeting of BLF and the mass killings of black people in the United States, and the subsequent need for solidarity amongst blacks around the world. Revolutionary greetings The extended National Coordination Committee (NCC) of …

Is Zimbabwe on the verge of regime change?

Image: Armed police in Harare. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP By BO Staff Writer On Wednesday the two main cities of Zimbabwe, Harare and Bulawayo, witnessed a shut down following a call for a stay away strike called by what the country’s Minister of Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo, called “faceless people.” Foreign media, led by The Guardian, …

I Get So Annoyed When ‘Cool’ Young Women Say They Are Not Feminists: Arundhati Roy

Featured Image: Novelist, feminist, activist, scholar Arundhati Roy. Photo: Elle Magazine/Huffington Post. By Aishwarya Subramanyam Black Opinion republishes this interview with novelist, feminist, activist and scholar from India, Arundhati Roy. Roy touches on a number of important subjects like feminism, the struggle with empire and about writing in general.  I have often wondered whether we …

Freedom Charter And Constitution Will Protect Us, We Are Told

Featured image: Black people stand in line to vote for the first time on 27 April 1994, in the hope of ending the racist apartheid regime.  By Yerushka Chetty This generation is told “freedom is coming”. Twenty two years ago we were told “freedom has arrived, we are now free”. We were given a new constitution …

Lily Mine Workers Were Not Paid During Gupta Protests

Featured image: www.newsghana.com.gh by Zama Khumalo Dear Editor, I’m sure we all still remember the story of three mine-workers – sister Pretty Nkambule and Yvonne Mnisi as well as brother Solomon Nyendere – in Mpumalanga’s Barberton who disappeared underground when the mine of their bosses collapsed and swallowed them. Well, my favourite editor I still …