BREAKING NEWS: President Zuma instructs Pravin Gordhan to cancel roadshow

By BO Staff Writer President Jacob Zuma has instructed the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, to immediately cancel their international investor roadshow. “President Jacob Zuma has instructed the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas to cancel the international investment promotion roadshow to the United Kingdom …

Trending weekend: #EFFSoldOut

By BO Staff Writer The Black First Land First movement set Twitter abuzz over the weekend when they accused the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of selling out. The hashtag was a response and support for an interview by former EFF treasurer general, Magdalene Moonsamy in which she said the EFF had sold out black people …

‘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 …