Student coalition in the University of Limpopo centres Thomas Sankara as leadership inspiration

By BO Staff Writer Student Representative Council (SRC) elections are set to begin at the University of Limpopo, Turfloop this week. The elections, which usually happen towards the end of the academic year, got postponed last year because of the #FeesMustFall protests which rocked the university. Three student formations, Black First Land First Student Movement …

Matric Results: Who Has Really Failed?

By Lindsay Maasdorp The 2016 matric results have been released and the white-centered view is that the black majority have failed dismally in achieving white standards. Biko says: “Township life alone makes it a miracle for anyone to live up to adulthood.” How is it then possible that white-centered learning that privileges an assessment based …

Finland’s flourishing education system

By BO Staff Writer In 2012 the Saunalahti School in Espoo, Finland – which was designed by “an award winning Helsinki firm Verstas Architects” – was opened to some 750 students. It has since schooled hundreds of students, from preschool children to teenagers. It has also gained the reputation of being “the living room of …

UKZN BLF-SM success during SRC elections

Media Statement “You can kill revolutionaries, but you can never kill ideas.” – Thomas Sankara University of KwaZulu Natal BLF-Student Movement (UKZN BLF-SM) would like to thank all the students of the UKZN Howard College Campus who participated and voted in the Student Representetive Council (SRC) elections. Your voices have not fallen into deaf ears. …

Mngxitama says UKZN must vote BLF-SM

By Andile Mngxitama Up until now the Student Representative Council (SRC) has been a school to teach corruption and compromise. Those elected into the SRC promptly assume the posture and mannerisms of a politician. This has to be changed. The SRC has to be a weapon of the students against ignorance, racism, patriarchy, homophobia, tribalism, …

BLF-SM presents: UMHLABA!NOW

August/September 2016 The BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST-STUDENT MOVEMENT (BLF-SM) dedicates this issue of UMHLABA!NOW to the legacies of STEVE BANTU BIKO who died on 12th September 1977 and the MARIKANA MINERS who died in August 2012. Drawing from, inter alia, these revolutionary legacies, BLF-SM is determined to achieve its strategic objective of realizing FREE BLACK …

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST STUDENT MOVEMENT MAINTAINS THE CALL FOR FREE BLACK CENTERED SOCIALIST EDUCATION, AND REJECTS THE FEES COMMISSION!

Since the inception of the Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM), we have maintained the clear call for Free Black Centered Socialist Education. This call is rooted in the liberation of black people and the total crushing of the anti-black system that maintains black oppression. We want decolonised education in a decolonised society, not …

BLF says they support the call for a #Shackville TRC 

By BO Staff Writer Many students who were part of the students protests late last year and early this year have faced expulsions, suspensions and victimisation by universities. The student movement has now called for a Shackville TRC to discuss a way forward in the continuing a struggle for a free, black centered socialist education. …