Bpeople refuse to learn from history

By Andile Mngxitama Long long time ago… The Bpeople lived peaceful in their land. Then came the snakes in three ships – dromedaris, reiger and goede hoop. The BPeople were shocked when the snakes arrived riven with scurvy and kwashiokor. The kind Bpeople gave the snakes fresh produce and pieces of land to plant for …

Debate on Christianity & colonialism: an invitation to think Freedom

By Andile Mngxitama On 24 May 2020 we went live on the Blacks Can’t Be Racist Facebook page and debated the topic of Christianity and colonialism/decoloniality. We canvassed many vexed questions flowing from my essay “Blacks Can’t Be Racist“ including: how was Christianity introduced to South Africa (SA) and what was the purpose of that; can …

Christianity and colonialism

By Andile Mngxitama How was Christianity introduced to South Africa (SA)? What was the purpose? In Blacks Can’t Be Racist I provide an historical account of how Christianity was introduced in SA as part of the colonial project that inaugurated a cultural genocide. Christianity and western education are the terrible twins colonialism. Tomorrow (24 May …

Helen Zille vs FW de Klerk

BY Andile Mngxitama FW de Klerk says that apartheid was not a “crime against humanity”. Helen Zille says “For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water”. For the Reds of London, Zille is the better devil. How? For them she is so better that she …

On “Who Is Lord Robin Renwick Julius Malema’s Handler From London?”

Image: BO archives By BO Staff Writer Black Opinion previously published a piece titled, “Who Is Lord Robin Renwick Julius Malema’s Handler From London?”. The content is still relevant and in fact timeless. We have received very encouraging feedback which we are now publishing for your reading pleasure. In the meanwhile, for those who have …

World War 3 Is Already Here: The West’s War On Iran and the Global South

Image credit: Anticonquista BY CARLOS CRUZ MOSQUERA The unlawful assassination of Iranian military general Qassem Soleimani by the U.S. military has heightened an awareness of an impending world war in the collective Western conscious. Fortunately, for the majority of us living in the United States and Europe, our experience of war is never direct. It’s …