‘We Blacks, the grants people!’

By BO Staff Writer The leader of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement, Andile Mngxitama, took to Facebook, after another 1 month ban from the platform, to express his thoughts on the grants saga and the place of black people within it. “Whilst I was in exile from Facebook, I was shocked by how …

Pravin Gordhan stole R11 million?

By BO Staff Writer A memorandum dated 17 March 2017 by the Serious Corruption Investigation Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (a component of the HAWKS), indicates damning evidence of corruption and theft of R11 million by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, from the Special Pension Fund at the Department of Defence and Military Veterans. …

Reflections on the Higher Education National Convention

By Lindsay Maasdorp The Higher Education National Convention had barely started when mass disruptions that saw the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) beat up the members of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) after they had disrupted Minister Blade Nzimande from speaking. This was the second and final disruption, and one which followed a student …

BREAKING NEWS: Gold mining companies, including Sipho Pityana’s Anglogold Ashanti, refuse to pay sick workers

By BO Staff Writer The gold mining companies which were ordered by the High Court last year to pay damages to half a million miners who contracted the fatal lung disease, silicosis and tuberculosis while working for them, are appealing the decision today at the Supreme Court of Appeal. Last year, the South Gauteng High …

Namibian president calls for land expropriation

By BO Staff Writer This article was originally published on the eNCA website. Namibia’s president said on Tuesday that the government is considering radical land expropriation to spur the transfer of property to the country’s black majority. Speaking at Namibia’s 27th independence celebrations, President Hage Geingob said the government should evoke part of the Constitution …

In remembrance: Sharpeville Day

By BO Staff Writer Today, 57 years ago, the leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, woke up at 5 a.m. in his home in Mofolo, Soweto, and got ready for the day of planned nationwide action against pass laws. It is said that from as early as August 1959, “Sobukwe was …

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. …