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 …

BLF’s ultimatum to KPMG

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, Black First Land First (BLF) marched to the office of the disgraced audit firm, KPMG, to demand, among other things, that all audits and investigations by KPMG to be reviewed and it immediately withdraws its report upon which the 783 charges against President Jacob Zuma were formulated. Read the movement’s …

Mogoeng Mogoeng: from lap dog to top dog!

By Andile Mngxitama In a recent ‘National Braai Day’ poll, Media24 rewarded the Judge President, Mogoeng Mogoeng with the title of “South African of the year”. Media24 is owned by Naspers, which is a colonial and apartheid racist institution of white power. The irony is that five unnamed journalists put Mogoeng’s name in the list …

Pravin Gordhan has no evidence against Zuma

By BO Staff Writer In an April CNN interview with journalist, Christiane Amanpour, former finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, admits to not having evidence of corruption against President Jacob Zuma, even though he has now premised his whole political career on the fact that Zuma is corrupt. In a short snippet of the 12 minute long …

Will Msholozi and Mngxitama fall tomorrow?

By Andile Mngxitama It has come to this. White Monopoly Capital (WMC) has choreographed the end of its most irksome adversaries to a tee. Tomorrow, President Jacob Zuma is facing a parliamentary conspiracy sponsored by WMC. The story has not been told but it makes for depressing reading. WMC has openly offered money to President …

Understanding the battle against White Monopoly Capital: lessons from Zimbabwe

By Munyaradzi Gwisai In the following piece, the Zimbabwean Marxist scholar and activist, with direct experience of the struggle in Zimbabwe, offers the South African left forces some lessons from Zimbabwe. The political economy analysis provided here is one of the most significant contributions in understanding the current crisis in South Africa. Gwisai warns against …

Letter to President Jacob Zuma on his 75th birthday

By Lindsay Maasdorp Dear President Jacob Zuma Our inspirational leader Stephen Bantu Biko once said, “Township life alone makes it a miracle for anyone to live up to adulthood. There we see a situation of absolute want in which black will kill black to be able to survive.” Today on your 75th birthday we realise …

THINK FOR YOURSELF competition

By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion turns 1 years old today. With that, we continue to implore Black people to think for themselves. Thus we are running a writing competition under the following details: Who is the enemy of black liberation in South Africa? 1. Jacob Zuma? 2. The Guptas? 3. White monopoly capital/those who …