South Africa is Ruled by Rating Agencies

By Andile Mngxitama South Africa is being ruled by three credit rating agencies – Fitch, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and Moody’s. Fitch, which is owned by one of America’s largest diversified media companies – Hearst, has its headquarters in both New York City and London while S&P and Moody’s are based in America. Their legislative …

Politics determine everything

By Andile Mngxitama There are some people who genuinely believe that there are aspects of life which are not controlled by politics. Some black people even say, “don’t politicize everything”, or worse, some say, “not everything is about race”. First, politics is what determine everything, where you live, how you live, where you get education, …

Landless in life. Landless in death!

By Andile Mngxitama This is a very familiar story to me. A call comes in. The person at the other end speaks with hesitation, politeness  and exhaustion. Defeated. They relate the story of how one of their relatives has passed on and how the white farmer is refusing them the right to bury  their relative …

Gayton McKenzie – Businessman extraordinaire

By BO Staff Writer “Land is the most important ingredient in economically uplifting a people,” wrote businessman, author, politician, motivational speaker and ex-inmate, Gayton McKenzie, on Twitter a few days ago. The author of best-selling Hustler’s Bible will be sharing his expertise on the challenges black entrepreneurs face in a highly white monopolised business arena, …

Fidel Castro: Cuba’s achievments and America’s Wars

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday was the official send off of the Cuban revolutionary, Fidel Castro. Today we republish his great speech on Cuba’s achievements during its revolutionary struggle. This speech was delivered at the May Day rally held in Revolution Square, Havana, May 1, 2003. This speech was originally published on the Marxists.org website. …

Pravin gives White Monopoly Capital 25% of SAA

By BO Staff Writer The reasons why Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, wants the current chairperson of South African Airways (SAA), Dudu Myeni, out of the entity were revealed this week. In a bold decision that left analysts shocked, Gordhan instructed the Board of SAA to allow the controversial American consulting firm, Bain & Company, to …

BLF to picket SAA Board Meeting

Media Statement Minister Pravin Gordhan has signed a deal with Coleman Andrews’ company named Bain & Co to privatise 25% of SAA. Please note BLF has asked for a Commission of Inquiry into the conduct of the same Coleman Andrews who looted SAA and bankrupted it. Pravin has instructed the Board to implement this decision. …