BLF says they support the call for a #Shackville TRC 

By BO Staff Writer Many students who were part of the students protests late last year and early this year have faced expulsions, suspensions and victimisation by universities. The student movement has now called for a Shackville TRC to discuss a way forward in the continuing a struggle for a free, black centered socialist education. …

Media exposed, Guptas cleared

By BO Staff Writer The Gupta family has now been cleared by over four entities of any wrong doing but you wouldn’t know this from the media reports. The big story over the weekend by the City Press revolved around the alleged Eskom untoward “bail out” of the Gupta family business. But, Eskom has issued …

Black Agenda on pensions and benefits for the elderly

By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 9 of the BLACK AGENDA on pensions and benefits to the elderly calls for a living pension, free adequate housing, free electricity, water, telephone, travel and health care. It calls for state pension to be in line with average earnings or inflation (whichever is the greater) and so forth. Please …

Black Agenda on Unemployment

Featured Image: Unemployed painters, plumbers and tilers wait outside Builder’s Warehouse in Johannesburg for job opportunities. Photo: Herman Verwey/City Press By BO Editorial Collective In the context of building society along black socialist lines CHAPTER 8 of the BLACK AGENDA on unemployment calls for an end to job cuts, prohibition on cheap labour apprenticeships and unpaid internships, …

Where is the ‘African’ in African Studies?

Featured Image: Outside the University of Cape Town. Photo: Ian Barbour. By Robtel Neajai Pailey Black Opinion republishes this article on African studies in light of the conversations on the decolonisation of curricula in South Africa. Last week, I was invited by Eritrean-Ethiopian masters student Miriam Siun of Leiden University’s African Studies Centre to give one …

Take the battle to spaces of privilege

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana Spaces of privilege are our last battlefield. They are synonymous with whiteness and by very design are commodified and made exclusive. Spaces of privilege are visible parts of the enemy’s invisible camp, therefore we must …

Black Agenda on Land

Featured Image: Artwork by established black artist Dathini Mzayiya Photo: Dathini Mzayiya/Facebook By BO Editorial Team The resolution of the land question is central to the realization of the black liberation project. CHAPTER 1 of the BLACK AGENDA on land Intimates that the only solution is for our people to organise and take back the …

Proteas field 8 black players for first time – and beat Aussies

Featured Image: Kagiso Rabada celebrates dismissing Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile during a One-day International (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and Australia in the Tri-Nation Series in Georgetown, Guyana on June 7, 2016. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP By Telford Vice Black Opinion republishes this Times Live articles about the Proteas fielding eight players of colour for the first time. …