Reality check for radical black political adherents

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana Radical black political adherents. I am referring to the weak socialist block which has always been characterized by fewer and fewer numbers. In the same way that we do not want mindless masses in the black …

The letter to Hlaudi Motsoeneng which City Press refused to publish

Featured Image: SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Photo: Christa Eybers/EWN By Andile Mngxitama The following letter to Hlaudi was initially sent to City Press editor Ferial Haffajee. She agreed to publish it but never did. City Press has been in a crusade against the 90% local content announcement. Last weekend City Press published a anti-black lndian tribalist complaint against …

Britain is most corrupt country on Earth, says Mafia expert Roberto Saviano

Featured Image: Italian anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano Photo: Jay Williams By BO Staff Writer Roberto Saviano is an Italian investigative journalist, writer and essayist. Saviano’s work tackles the economic reality of organized crime in Europe. In this article, republished from The Telegraph, Saviano speaks about the intricate connections between the mafia and capitalism. He has spent more than a decade …

Looking through the veneer of Black life

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana OF the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana A short message from Pastor Xola Skosana who has been banned for 30 days from Facebook. The word veneer is defined as a “thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to coarser wood or other …

Revolution and Parliament: Black First Land First perspective

By Black Opinion Editorial Collective Black Opinion republishes this thorough and insightful perspective on Revolution and Parliament by the Black First Land First National Convenor, Andile Mngxitama. Black First Land First (BLF) launch conference on May 14th in Soweto, adopted a resolution to participate in the electoral process more specifically in the forthcoming Local Government …

Black Agenda on Art & Culture

Featured Image: A powerful painting by South African, Cape Town based artist Dathini Mzayiya. By BO Editorial Team CHAPTER 19 of the BLACK AGENDA on Art & Culture agitates for a revolutionary culture, in the context of the decolonization project, giving optimal play to creativity in the attainment of black liberation and the obliteration of …

APLA Liberation Fighters Still in Jail for Fighting Apartheid

By Andiswa Flatela Recapping the story and moving forward: This is a continuation of the official updates on the campaign. I will summarise what has been communicated for the sake of new members. For further details you can check for the previous official updates in chronological order on the page. The #FreeAPLAPrisoners Campaign was initiated …

Explaining the retreat of the Left in Latin America: Reform vs Revolution

Featured Image: Left Radical Sociologist James Petras Note from the Black Opinion Editorial Collective We republish this essay by James Petras, a leading left radical sociologist who has been studying the Latin American political and social revolutions and their failures for well over three decades. The recent crisis of left governments from Venezuela to Brazil …

Nothing to celebrate on Africa Day

Featured Image: Freedom Fighter Nehanda Nyakasikana with some of the anti-colonial warriors who led the Shona rebellion of 1896-1897 against European rule in Zimbabwe. Photo: KK Net Media By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion reissues this BLF statement on celebrating ‘Africa Day’ . Black First Land First (BLF) honors those African ancestors who stepped up against …

BLF calls for evictions of the poor to end NOW!

Featured Image: The aftermath on Tuesday morning of the protest in Hammanskraal. Photo: Steven Tau/The Citizen By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion republishes this Black First Land First statement on the anti-poor evictions sanctioned by the government in Hammanskraal. Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the ANC government to immediately declare a stop on all …