Setting the record straight: Biko’s philosophy guided the Soweto uprising

Image: Steve Biko By Andile Mngxitama It has been more than 40 years since the Soweto June 16 uprising, but the question “Which of the three main liberation movements was behind the uprising?” is highly contested. Recently, we saw increasing social- media-driven attempts to credit the PAC as the mastermind of the event.The development follows …

June 16, correcting myths and distortions – Andile Mngxitama

By BO Staff Writer This year marks the 46th anniversary of the June 16 uprising. Andile Mngxitama once again explains it was not the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) or African National Congress (ANC) that sparked the event, that the great uprising was actually the result of Steve Biko’s revolutionary work. Here’s a short incisive historical …

BLF supports the AZAPO and PAC collaboration

Black First Land First (BLF) welcomes the announcement of a declaration of collaboration between the historical liberation movements, the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) and the Azanian People’s Organisation ( AZAPO). This collaboration is long overdue. We do well to remember that Steve Biko broke his restrictions and was captured and murdered in the …

Black people are in pain

By Andile Mngxitama The hurting of each other, the self destruction, the bad choices, the back stabbings, the betrayals, the lack of loyalty, the incapacity to sacrifice, the petty jealousies, the vindictiveness, are all symptoms of a people in pain. We are hurting and we hurt… We do need Black Love which is the supreme …

The Sjava precedent

Image credit: SABC By Andile Mngxitama In reality a precedent has been established on how to treat persons accussed of rape. Flowing from the principle of “I believe her”, anyone charged with rape shall from now on, after how Sjava (aka Jabulani Makhubo) was treated, be regarded as guilty until proven innocent. In other words, …