What is racism? Saying white people don’t belong in SA or killing a black child thinking he’s a monkey?

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday two tragic but interconnected events occurred (well, tragedy may not be the right word to use here, isn’t black life a tragedy in and of itself? Wasn’t blackness created from tragedy?) The first event, a black journalist who is affiliated to the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) radio station, Gagasi FM, was …

Can we trust Ngugi and Mangcu with decolonisation?

By Sisipho Fongoqa & Lindsay Maasdorp On Friday, March 3, the literary giant Ngugi wa Thiong’o was hosted by the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) lecture series ‘Great Text/Big Questions’, where he gave a public lecture at the Baxter theatre. The event is the first in a series and aims to centre decoloniality. Decoloniality is …

On white arrogance and the SASSA saga

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, held a press conference in Pretoria to assure the nation that despite scare tactics by the white-owned media, social grants would be delivered to their 17 million recipients in April. Visibly frustrated at the ongoing attacks and calls for her resignation, Dlamini, who is …

On the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapse

By Botsang Moiloa Yesterday, part of the roof at the entrance of the Charlotte Maxeke hospital collapsed, leaving at least five people injured. The contractor was thrown out of the site immediately. The Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo said “We’ve taken the decision to remove them off site with immediate effect.” He further stated …

ANC women’s league says ANC Parliament caucus decision on land debate must be reviewed

By BO Staff Writer The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has criticised the ANC Parliament caucus’s decision to not vote with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to amend the Consitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation. The ANC caucus, led by Jackson Mthembu, betrayed Jacob Zuma’s call to expropriate land without compensation, …