‘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 …

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 …

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 …