“Human Rights Commission must stop the “ja baas” attitude”, BLF cautions

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to stop its “ja baas” attitude and deal with the petulant racism of AfriForum decisively. AfriForum’s leader, …

Jair Bolsonaro is responsible for Amazon rainforest fires

By BO Staff Writer Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has since taking office in January 2019 systematically surrendered the Amazon rainforest to agribusiness and development. Aided by policies he put in place that go against the interests of the indigenous tribes and the environment, he has increased deforestation manyfold. He has frequently targeted the indigenous …

Malema will flip flop today in Jozi

By Andile Mngxitama Today the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (Joburg Metro) will take a vote of no confidence against its Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor Herman Mashaba It must be remembered that the DA was handed the mayorship by the EFF. Last month Julius Malema told the nation this: “We also discussed and took a …

Update on the situation in Sudan

By BO Staff Writer On Saturday, 17 August 2019, the ruling military council of Sudan, which took over after Omar al-Bashir’s was ousted, concluded an agreement with the main opposition alliance. This paves the way for a transitional government towards national elections. The agreement puts into place the establishment of a sovereign council as the …