Happy Birthday Steve Biko

By BO Staff Writer Today,the father of the Black Consiousness (BC) movement in South Africa, Steve Biko, would have been 70 years old had he not been murdered. We republish this statement released by the BC movement, Black First Land First (BLF), last year. On this 69th anniversary of Steve Biko’s birth BLF finds it …

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 …

A Response to Steve Lebelo

By Mandla Mbuyisa The KwaZulu-Natal provincial convenor of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement Thobani Zikalala usually says, “People are not obliged to comment on everything”, and today I dedicate these words to Malesela Steve Lebelo. In the South African politics, recycling has become a norm – where people take serious platforms and say …

Return the land – the best way to honor Sobukwe

By BO Staff Writer Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was born on December 5, 1924 – it is today 92 years since his birth. On a day like this we are always compelled to reflect on how best we should honor his legacy.  BLF National Convener, Andile Mngxitama, has pointed out elsewhere that a striking contribution of Sobukwe was …

Steve Biko Lecture: How Biko helps us to think black

By Neo Mokatsanyane (This lecture was delivered in honor of the legacy of Steven Bantu Biko to the community of Boipatong in Sedibeng on 24 September 2016. The event was hosted by the Sedibeng Regional Chapter of Black First Land First) I welcome and greet you all my black sisters and brothers, kale dumedisa kao …

Recent non exhaustive timeline on Mngxitama’s consistency of black unity against white monopoly capital including racism

By Yerushka Chetty 2012/2013 – Andile Mngxitama defends Mamphela Ramphele against attacks from Jared Sacks who claimed inter alia that “Biko would not vote for Ramphele”. Politically Mamphele and Mngxitama do not share the same perspective but Mngxitama pointed out that Sacks has “no right to brazenly distort Biko’s ideas to assault Mamphela Ramphele”. Mngxitama …