Dehumanizing African leaders for regime change

By Professor Jonathan Moyo This article was originally published on The Southern Times website in September 2016 around the time of the #ThisFlag and other regime change protests. Prof Jonathan Moyo is Zimbabwe’s minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development and MP for Tsholotsho North (Zanu PF). If there’s one inescapable reality to …

Social Development Spokesperson, Lumka Oliphant, defends Bathabile Dlamini in fiery Facebook post

By BO Staff Writer Department of Social Development spokesperson, Lumka Oliphant, penned a fiery Facebook post defending the department minister, Bathabile Dlamini, after news reports from local papers said the minister addressed a crowd “allegedly drunk”. In the Facebook post, written in both English and isiXhosa, Oliphant states that the allegations against Dlamini are false …

Queen Nzinga, brilliant legacy of decolonization  

In honour of the revolutionary contributions of Queen Nzinga who died  353 years ago Black Opinion is reissuing the following statement published on the Black First Land First blog on 17 December 2015. December 17, 1663 is the death date of Queen Nzinga (Nzinga Mbande). On this 352nd anniversary of her death BLF takes the …

Pravin Gordhan must have his day in court

The media has gone into over drive trying to mount a campaign preventing the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, from having his day in court. Gordhan is accused of serious transgressions of the law when he was Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (SARS). The allegations are that under his watch, a “Rogue Unit” was …

Brazil: Coup Cabinet White Men Only! A Future For SA?

A viral meme circulating in Brazil shows the female members of former President Dilma Rousseff’s Cabinet (and the former President herself) grayed out. The new President, Michel Temer, announced his Cabinet this morning. The list includes no women, drawing concerns of female political representation in Brazil. Brazil has never been at the forefront of female …