ANC wins by-elections in WC, JHB and EC

By BO Staff Writer Knocking its critics to the ground, the African National Congress (ANC) won three out of five by-elections held in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Free State. The ANC unseated the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Bergrivier, Western Cape and retained a ward in Ngqushwa, Eastern Cape, with over 80% votes. …

What is EFF getting from coalition with DA?: AIC shows how it’s done

By BO Staff Writer The African National Congress (ANC) and the African Independent Congress (AIC) have concluded talks and adopted a memorandum of understanding on their coalition partnership, which they had entered into after last year’s local government elections. The two parties went into coalition in the Ekurhuleni, Rustenburg, Umkhanyakude and “other municipalities where both …

12 Months Ultimatum

By Xola Skosana Exactly 12 months from now, the ink used to put a cross on that ballot paper will have long time dried up, yet the quality of life of Black people will still be in the same pathetic state, the same socio-economic position they were in on the 3rd of August 2016 or …

Contesting Power in Tertiary Institutions

By Thobeka Nkabinde Higher education institutions in South Africa have been faced with students resisting against the eurocentric, anti-black, patriarchal, heteronormative, classist, able-bodied authoritative order in the fight to bring about a free, Black-centered Azania. Higher learning institutions play a pivotal role in constructing black minds into minds that will sustain the neo-colonial system. The …

The Battle For Black Bodies Is On!

Featured image (drum magazine): A minimum of 1000 busses from the four corners of South Africa were said to be on their way to the ANC manifesto launch in Port Elizabeth my home town. This number excludes local black bodies who must play host. By Pastor Xola Skosana   The numbers game has begun. Political strategists …