BLF says it will escalate protest against FNB

By BO Staff Writer The black consciousness movement, Black First Land First  (BLF), has vowed to continue protest action against the racist bank, FNB, which dismissed four black bankers for sharing their political views in their work emails and WhatsApp messages. The four were also dismissed for fighting for transformation in the bank. Read BLF’s …

Why is Julius Malema so silent on #FNB4?

By BO Staff Writer The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has been tamed. The usually vocal leader has, ever since visiting London in 2015, become a poodle of white monopoly capital. He is only loud against President Jacob Zuma or black leaders who are anti-white monopoly capital. The tamed Malema and his party …

Four black dismissed FNB employees to meet BLF

By BO Staff Writer The black consciousness movement, Black First Land First (BLF), says it will meet with four young black men who were dismissed by the bank, FNB, for expressing their political views and calling out racism at the company. The bank monitored business e-mails and WhatsApp group conversations of Siphesihle Jele, Simon Masimula, …

Flawed Mandate: How the SA Reserve Bank increases poverty, unemployment and inequality

By Buddy Wells This article was originally written in 2015, updated in 2016, and we are republishing it now, in 2017 due to the centrality of the South African Reserve Bank in current national politics. Understanding the role of the Reserve Bank, as outlined below, is thus of utmost importance. This article was originally published …

Conflict of interest: Pravin Gordhan declares his shares in major banks

By BO Staff Writer Today, parliament’s Ethics Committee released the Register of Interests for Members of Parliament (MPs). ENCA journalist, Lester Kiewit tweeted various pages of the thick book of truths. Kiewit tweeted four pages of declared interests of the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa who has shares in multinational companies like McDonald’s, received a litany …