In remembrance: Sharpeville Day

By BO Staff Writer Today, 57 years ago, the leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, woke up at 5 a.m. in his home in Mofolo, Soweto, and got ready for the day of planned nationwide action against pass laws. It is said that from as early as August 1959, “Sobukwe was …

Johann Rupert’s propaganda war to fabricate public opinion

By BO Staff Writer On Sunday, the Sunday Times carried an article called “‘White monopoly capital’ chosen distraction in PR strategy to clear Guptas”. The claims made by this article suggest that the Guptas are waging a propaganda campaign against Johann Rupert and white monopoly capital, and that Black First Land First (BLF) and the …

Former EFF treasurer, Magdalene Moonsamy says party sold-out

By BO Staff Writer Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) treasurer, Magdalene Moonsamy says the party sold-out for voting with the Democratic Alliance (DA) in last year’s local government elections. In a scathing interview with Jacaranda FM, Moonsamy said she was clearing her name, making sure people knew she was not part of the sell-out decision. …

Beware of black liberals like Ferial Haffajee

By Xola Skosana I had a running stomach listening to Ferial Haffajee telling an audience of almost 500 content creators at the IAB Digital Summit yesterday, that white monopoly capital and many such hashtags on social media, are fake news. To the delight of white controlled media and whites in general, she went to town …

Student coalition in the University of Limpopo centres Thomas Sankara as leadership inspiration

By BO Staff Writer Student Representative Council (SRC) elections are set to begin at the University of Limpopo, Turfloop this week. The elections, which usually happen towards the end of the academic year, got postponed last year because of the #FeesMustFall protests which rocked the university. Three student formations, Black First Land First Student Movement …

A response to Xolela Mangcu’s article ‘Beware of agents provocateurs’

By Athi Mongezeleli Joja Professor Xolela Mangcu professes nothing but half baked truths and his article in the City Press titled, ‘Beware of agents provocateurs’, is another of his erratic soliloquies. I say ‘truths’ because his fixation with “icons” is never truly about them, but himself and the compradorial agenda he’s imposing on their ideas. One …