Vukani calls for black solidarity against BLF’s banning by IEC

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was issued today by Vukani Community Development and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Vukani Community Development (Vukani) calls on all black people, organizations and political parties to support Black First Land First (BLF) in its High Court application to appeal the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) …

Mayibuye Melisizwe Mandela is the Chairperson of a pro black NPO

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was issued today by Vukani Community Development and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Vukani Community Development (Vukani) is a newly registered Non Profit Organization (NPO) which is formed to support the organizations of black people and the Black Community. Vukani is pleased to announce that the great grandson …

Going home to Tlokwe

By Andile Mngxitama I was born on a white-owned farm. I was raised on white-owned farms. I went to farm schools for my primary schooling (Letjhabile Primary School and Terra Peccana Primary School). My parents were farm workers. They, like all other adults I knew growing up, lived to make the lives of the white …

Andile Mngxitama’s full #LandDebate speech

By Andile Mngxitama Notes on land expropriation without compensation UNISA 30th April 2018 Program director, comrades and friends. I thank you Prof Senokoane for the invitation to this important discussion. Let me start by adding my voice to the global voices that remember our brother James Cone who passed on recently. James Cone taught Steve …

Historic meeting of BLF & USA-based African People’s Socialist Party explores cooperation

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: In the afternoon of this year’s Good Friday, the USA-based leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) met with the leadership of Black First Land First (BLF) in Johannesburg. The …

BLF wins application to march against KPMG

By BO Staff Writer Today judgement was handed down on the Black First Land First’s (BLF) application for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) to unban their return planned march to KPMG. The follow-up march was banned earlier this month when member of the Johannesburg Metro police department (JMPD), Inspector Nkuna, refused to grant BLF …

BLF announces Land Imbizo, says white people must stay away

By BO Staff Writer Black First Land First (BLF) president, Andile Mngxitama told journalists on Tuesday that white people are not invited to a land gathering that the movement is organising. “White people must not come unless they are coming to give us our land back,” Mngxitama said, answering a question from a journalist. “We …