FULL STATEMENT by the presiding officers of parliament on the 2018 State of the Nation Address

By BO Staff Writer Parliament speaker, Baleka Mbete announced on Tuesday that the State of the Nation Address (SONA), which was meant to be delivered by the sitting president, Jacob Zuma, has been postponed until further notice. President Zuma was meant to deliver his address on Thursday. Read the full statement below: The State of …

#ANCElectiveConference: President Jacob Zuma’s political report

Political Report by the President of the African National Congress, Comrade Jacob Zuma to the 54th National Conference of the ANC, Nasrec Conference Centre, Johannesburg, 16 December 2017 Deputy President Cde Cyril Ramaphosa and all National Officials of the ANC; Members of the National Executive Committee; Leadership of our Alliance Partners, the SACP and COSATU …

FULL STATEMENT: President Jacob Zuma announces free education for the poor and the working class

By BO Staff Writer President Jacob Zuma has announced free higher education for students from poor and working class homes. The programme will start next year and will be phased in over the next five years. Eligible students will be funded through grants, which will include tuition, study materials, meals, accommodation and transport. Read the …

Gayton McKenzie’s #KillZuma a hit with readers

By BO Staff Writer An explosive new book by author, businessman and politician, Gayton McKenzie, has the reading public glued to their devices, reading the shocking revelations of numerous plots to try and kill President Jacob Zuma. The book, Kill Zuma by Any Means Necessary, also details how powerful white families have long captured African …

President Jacob Zuma explains white monopoly capital and Western imperialist interference in Africa

By BO Staff Writer South African President, Jacob Zuma sat down with progressive 24 hour news channel, ANN7, to discuss his tenure and views on state matters. In the interview, Zuma said be doesn’t understand why people are still arguing about white monopoly capital, saying that it is a sad reality we cannot ignore. The …

Dare to take on the “moral high ground challenge”

By Yerushka Chetty Zuma’s charge sheet discloses that between October 25 1995 and July 1 2005 Zuma or his family received 783 payments totalling R4 072 499,85 from Shaik or his companies Jacob Zuma is considered corrupt and unworthy of being President because he is accused of accepting amounts totaling R4 072 499,85 from his …

Blade Nzimande speaking on Jacob Zuma

By BO Staff Writer The following is an excerpt from Dr Blade Nzimande’s review of President Jacob Zuma’s biography by Jeremy Godin in 2009. “For me when I first met JZ [Jacob Zuma] in 1990, I honestly thought that his laughter was fake and pretension, and may perhaps be confirming his name Gedleyihlekisa. It was …

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 …