Why Zuma had to go!

By Thami Tom Zuma had to go so that value added tax (VAT) could be increased. Zuma had to go so that the R20 per hour minimum wage could be implemented. Zuma had to go for the deal of R1.4 trillion worth of independent power producers (IPPS) to be concluded. Zuma had to go to …

BREAKING NEWS: President Jacob Zuma releases higher education commission report

By BO Staff Writer President has finally released the long awaited report of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training. Some of the recommendations includes the increase of government expenditure on higher education and training to at least 1% of the GDP, the existing NSFAS model be replaced by a new Income Contingency …

BLF cautions on hysteria against free education

The following article was previously published on 11 November 2017 on the BLF website and is reissued by BO. Black First Land First (BLF) warns the nation against the growing hysteria created by the white owned media against free education. The white owned media is lying by saying that realizing free education shall entail taking …

Blade’s axing nothing to do with ANC succession battle

By Adv Sandisele Zitha The 2016 #FeesMustFall protests were the only effective mechanism in which students could express their grievances in a democratic society. Students across the country came to a well organised unit fighting for a common goal – Free quality decolonised education in our time. The explosive and protracted protests were supported and …

BLF supports the #FeesMustFall march against Pravin Gordhan

MEDIA STATEMENT Black First Land First (BLF) shall today join the #FeesMustFall march to parliament to demand that Pravin Gordhan stops his neoliberal policies which denies black students access to education. The State President has long ago asked Pravin Gordhan to find the money for free education. However instead of taxing white capital and making …