Investigation finds land reform benefits elite

Credit Google Images By BO Staff Writer The University of the Western Cape‘s Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (Plaas) recently released its investigative report which concludes that the redistribution of farmland favors the elite. The investigation into 62 projects, relating to the state land lease and disposal policy (SLLDP), found that the wealthy …

Philippines’ Duterte Offers ‘Dialogue’ to Banned Communists

President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. | Photo: Reuters The president of the Philippines has expressed willingness to reopen the peace process with the Communist Party – declared illegal in the country – and its armed wing, the New People’s Army guerrillas, after disbanding his negotiating team in March. …

BLF applauds Dominica’s Labor Party for outright victory in elections

Photo credit: sundominica.com Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates Dominica’s ruling Labor Party (DLP) led by Roosevelt Skerrit on winning the country’s general elections and securing 18 of the 21 constituencies, against the Lennox Linton led United Workers’ Party (UWP) that obtained only 3 constituencies. It is instructive that the electoral campaign of the opposition UWP …

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani ousted

Photo credit: MyPE.co.za By BO Staff Writer On Thursday the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayor Mongameli Bobani was ousted via a motion of no confidence following allegations of corruption and tender fraud, amongst others. Bantu Holomisa, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, tweeted that his party’s mayor was removed because he didn’t approve favors “demanded …

Venezuela: Guaido Embattled as Opposition Splits over New Corruption Scandal

Deputy Jose Brito (left) and self-proclaimed “interim president” have traded corruption accusations this week. (Archive) The latest scandal has further called into doubt Guaido’s credibility as leader of the opposition. Caracas, December 5, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela’s right-wing opposition has been beset by internecine strife in recent days following new corruption allegations involving senior anti-government …

Brazil: Former Presidents Lula, Dilma Acquitted of Illicit Financing

Photo credit: RioOnWatch On Wednesday Brazil’s leftist former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff were summarily acquitted by the court of the charge of being a part of a criminal organization with the purpose of diverting public funds to the Workers’ Party (PT).​​​​​ The former PT’s treasurer Joao Vaccari and former Finance …

We are ruled by DA via Ramaphosa

By Andile Mngxitama If you think that the Democratic Alliance (DA) is worried about the Metropolitan Municipalities (metros), it’s because you haven’t yet figured out that it is running South Africa (SA) via Stellenbosch money. It is clear that Cyril Ramaphosa is the President of the DA. The fact that parliament had passed rules to …

Mayibuye Melisizwe Mandela calls for urgent summit to stop privatization of SAA

The Chairperson of Vukani Community Development and great grandson of Nelson Mandela, calls on all patriots, African royalty, faith based organizations, pro black civil society organisations, and political parties not captured by the enemy through money, to convene a national summit to defend the wealth of the nation and end the privatization of the South …

ANC victory in Joburg metro shows irrelevance of EFF currently

By Andile Mngxitama The victory of the African National Congress (ANC) against the unholy alliance of DAEFF – being the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (Joburg metro) signifies the end of one era and the beginning of another. Essentially DAEFF has reached its …