COVID-19 lockdown violations: SILENCE for WMC, OUTRAGE for Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams

By Andile Mngxitama Check this: i. the Oppenheimers force workers back to work – silence! ii. Johann Rupert lies that his R1 billion is a donation – silence! iii. White monopoly capital (WMC) breaks lockdown with exporting wines – silence! iv. the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) allows the planting of 5G towers …

US invades Venezuela: President Maduro’s letter to American people

President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro. Photo: Carolina Cabral/Getty Images By BO Staff Writer “In expressing my solidarity to you in this important historic challenge, as well as our consternation and grief for the consequences of the pandemic in the U.S., I also have the obligation to make you aware that as the world focuses on …

New World Order scare misses the point

By Andile Mngxitama The New World Order (NWO) language and belief is deeply conservative and disabling. It runs the risk of concealing how the same old capitalist, imperialist, patriarchal, racist system functions by assigning to some shadowy forces the powers beyond the ordinary and thereby making organising against the global capitalist system (imperialism) virtually impossible. …

COVID-19 lockdown: spaza shops and hawkers, which is which?

By Andile Mngxitama Following President Ramaphosa’s announcement last week of the 21 days national lockdown and the subsequent intervention measures to support SMMEs affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of confusion prevails regarding  the business operations of the spaza shops and hawkers in the townships. Check this: 1. The Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola …

Township Economic Charter

In the light of the intervention measures (including a dedicated spaza shop support scheme) announced last week by the Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, to support SMMEs affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Black First Land First (BLF) hereby presents its intervention below: Township Economic Charter Preamble Our land, our township, our economy! 1. …