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 …

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 …

President Jacob Zuma speaks decisively on radical economic transformation

By BO Staff Writer The following was President Jacob Zuma’s response to a parliamentary question from Cope’s Willie Madisha on radical economic transformation as government policy: Question No: 2552 (1) , 9 October 2017 Mr M W Madisha (Cope) to ask the President of the Republic: Whether radical economic transformation is the Government’s official economic …