Black men are not our allies?

Image credit: AFP By Ayanda Tshazi When I read the opening of Malaika’s post addressing herself to women from the Pan Africanist and Black Consciousness (BC) traditions, I sat up and took notice: finally someone whose capacity and range I respect was talking to me about the dissonance of being a black woman in an …

The Sjava precedent

Image credit: SABC By Andile Mngxitama In reality a precedent has been established on how to treat persons accussed of rape. Flowing from the principle of “I believe her”, anyone charged with rape shall from now on, after how Sjava (aka Jabulani Makhubo) was treated, be regarded as guilty until proven innocent. In other words, …

Study shows 1 in 3 boys sexually abused before 18

By BO Staff Writer A University of Cape Town (UCT) survey concerning sexual victimisation in South Africa (SA) indicates that one out of three boys is likely to be abused sexually before he reaches the age of eighteen. The same has reportedly been said about girls. This suggests a reconceptualization of gender based violence so …

Stop the war on women! – BLF

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website: The war against Black women continues unabated despite government dedicating one month every year to women. The murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana is symptomatic of this ongoing war. Black First Land First (BLF) calls on black men in particular …

BLF stands with Mme Makete in court

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First (BLF) continues to stand with Mme Olivia Makete, our comrade, our leader and a dedicated activist of radical transfromation. Mme Olivia Makete was violently attacked by Cyril …