The Marikana Massacre five years on

By BO Staff Writer Today marks five years since 34 black mine workers were murdered for fighting for a R12 500 living wage. The miners had been on strike against their British employer, Lonmin platinum mine. Loosing profits and generally agitated by these defiant black men and women, the firm broke down the strike by …

BLF calls on ANC to give workers minimum wage of R12 500

Media Statement Black First Land First (BLF) maintains its call in the Black Agenda for a living wage of  R12 500. This is the demand that the Marikana workers died for in a bloody massacre instructed by white capital via the agency of Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa. It must be remembered that Ramaphosa, who has …

Black Agenda on Work and the Minimum Wage

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, the Deputy President, main negotiator in the sellout CODESA negotiations and the leader of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) advisory panel on a national minimum wage, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced a proposal for the national minimum wage to be R3 500 a month and R20 an hour. While …

BLF-SM presents: UMHLABA!NOW

August/September 2016 The BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST-STUDENT MOVEMENT (BLF-SM) dedicates this issue of UMHLABA!NOW to the legacies of STEVE BANTU BIKO who died on 12th September 1977 and the MARIKANA MINERS who died in August 2012. Drawing from, inter alia, these revolutionary legacies, BLF-SM is determined to achieve its strategic objective of realizing FREE BLACK …

Taking The Marikana Massacre Battle To Germany

Featured image (courtesy of Jakob Krameritsch): Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka addresses the BASF shareholder meeting in 2015. by Koketso Moeti BASF is a huge corporate that gives Lonmin a lot of business. Today, April 29, in Germany they are gathered for their annual shareholder meeting. Along with the usual shareholders who attend these meetings there’ll be …

It’s A Coup And You Don’t Know It!

It’s now an established truth that, “(t)he first casualty, when war comes, is truth”. Black Opinion (BO), seeks to go against the lies of white media and strive to speak the forbidden black truth. We are happy to announce this instrument of black opinion to counter the whitewashed news media and analysis. Black Opinion is committed …