Lessons learnt – from #FeesMustFall to #ReturnThe26Billion

Image: Lindsay Maasdorp at the BLF launch earlier this year. Photo: Zimasa Mpemnyama By Lindsay Maasdorp In 2015, during the much publicised march to parliament under the banner of #FeesMustFall (#FMF), I was one of those arrested and accused of High Treason. After being released the following day, I went straight back to the streets …

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. …

Is Dr Richard Pithouse Running A Reign Of Terror Against Black Radical Thought At Rhodes?

By BO Staff Writer The streets of Grahamstown are laden with hushed voices that speak of the terror of the “Mellon Money”. Apparently, Dr Richard Pithouse has become the most powerful man in the Rhodes University establishment because he holds the keys to make available piles of cash from the Mellon Foundation to subsidise postgraduate students. …

Fees Must Fall Division

by Ncedisa Mpemnyama date: 12 April 2016   On The radio 702 interview: What is happening at Wits. The first problematic aspect of the interview was the host, Redi Thlabi’s biasness. You got the feeling that she had already taken a side – that of Thenji, from the onset. She framed the discussion in a villain and hero …

Land Over Fees

by  Mbe Mbhele date: 10 April 2016   The call for land should not be reduced to a slogan that sensationalizes placards. It should not only be a literary achievement, which is to say it should not only exist in books, poetry and struggle songs. The demand for our dispossessed land should be a war …