A tribute to Rubin Rashid Hare

By Molaodi Wa Sekake In 2013, me and my comrade, my classmate, my confidante, Phezukonke Mthethwa, established an organisation at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Howard College campus, called Society of Commons. This was meant to organise young, particularly Black working class, students to collectively reflect on their conditions. Over and above our ideas as …

Save us from mediocre white racist journalism

By Botsang Modimo-wame Moiloa   Who on earth is Daniel Friedman? The article “Mngxitama mouthpiece publishes column claiming ‘Maimane is not a black person’”, published in the Citizen on Saturday, indicates serious irresponsibility and lack of professionalism on the part of the reporter, Daniel Friedman. This reportage lacks accuracy and fairness in many respects. Moreover, …

Never return to tribalism

By Andile Mngxitama Often when I’m asked, ungumni? Or in Setswana we would say o ana eng or in Sepedi o bina eng? Generally I say “ndingum-black” or my totem is BLACK. This is not a refusal of my roots but a political choice of my identity. I’m Black first, before I’m anything else. I’m …

In defence of the white media agenda

By Sandile Memela We writers and journalists rule the society. We are powerful beyond measure. Everything that the ordinary white folk and educated blacks know comes from us. We shape and influence the perception and control their thinking. Over the last 23 years we have refined the art of black bashing. It has become an …

EFF supports a white Miss Universe

By BO Staff Writer In a shocking admiration of whiteness, Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) welcomed the victory of a white Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, representing South Africa. Nel-Peters won the Miss South Africa beauty pageant and then went on to represent the country at the Miss Universe competition. The competition, which generally supports …