Johann Rupert’s propaganda war to fabricate public opinion

By BO Staff Writer On Sunday, the Sunday Times carried an article called “‘White monopoly capital’ chosen distraction in PR strategy to clear Guptas”. The claims made by this article suggest that the Guptas are waging a propaganda campaign against Johann Rupert and white monopoly capital, and that Black First Land First (BLF) and the …

Former EFF treasurer, Magdalene Moonsamy says party sold-out

By BO Staff Writer Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) treasurer, Magdalene Moonsamy says the party sold-out for voting with the Democratic Alliance (DA) in last year’s local government elections. In a scathing interview with Jacaranda FM, Moonsamy said she was clearing her name, making sure people knew she was not part of the sell-out decision. …

Beware of black liberals like Ferial Haffajee

By Xola Skosana I had a running stomach listening to Ferial Haffajee telling an audience of almost 500 content creators at the IAB Digital Summit yesterday, that white monopoly capital and many such hashtags on social media, are fake news. To the delight of white controlled media and whites in general, she went to town …

Student coalition in the University of Limpopo centres Thomas Sankara as leadership inspiration

By BO Staff Writer Student Representative Council (SRC) elections are set to begin at the University of Limpopo, Turfloop this week. The elections, which usually happen towards the end of the academic year, got postponed last year because of the #FeesMustFall protests which rocked the university. Three student formations, Black First Land First Student Movement …

A response to Xolela Mangcu’s article ‘Beware of agents provocateurs’

By Athi Mongezeleli Joja Professor Xolela Mangcu professes nothing but half baked truths and his article in the City Press titled, ‘Beware of agents provocateurs’, is another of his erratic soliloquies. I say ‘truths’ because his fixation with “icons” is never truly about them, but himself and the compradorial agenda he’s imposing on their ideas. One …

Xolela Mangcu, the Uncle Tom of our times?

By Ncedisa Mpemnyama Xolela Mangcu is a professor. I am a student. He is a black man. I’m a black man too. Mangcu is an elder. Some people these days call me elder – I believe they mean that with all its annoying ramifications. Mangcu thinks he’s wise. I think so too – generally I …

Will Pravin Gordhan punish the poor for banks?

By BO Staff Writer The South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) saga is being turned into an opportunity to surrender the lucrative administration of grants to the banks. Sources close to the departments say the grant crisis has pitted Minister for Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini against Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. Dlamini has put up …