COVID-19 lockdown: Army & Police Brutality Inflicted On Blacks, Why?

By Andile Mngxitama Why are the police and army brutal to blacks? Short answer: It’s because the STATE – being the Executive (Cabinet), the Legislature (Parliament), and Judiciary (the courts) – is ANTI BLACK! In this regard, both the Media, and Civil Society are also instances (arms) of the STATE. It must be noted that …

COVID-19 lockdown: spaza shops and hawkers, which is which?

By Andile Mngxitama Following President Ramaphosa’s announcement last week of the 21 days national lockdown and the subsequent intervention measures to support SMMEs affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of confusion prevails regarding  the business operations of the spaza shops and hawkers in the townships. Check this: 1. The Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola …

Township Economic Charter

In the light of the intervention measures (including a dedicated spaza shop support scheme) announced last week by the Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, to support SMMEs affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Black First Land First (BLF) hereby presents its intervention below: Township Economic Charter Preamble Our land, our township, our economy! 1. …

COVID-19 pandemic: Ramaphosa didn’t shutdown SA immediately

By Andile Mngxitama When South Africa (SA) recorded the first case of COVID-19 infection on 5th March, Cyril Ramaphosa didn’t do what was necessary to isolate, monitor, track, and defeat the virus. And when by 15 March there were 61 cases of infections recorded, Ramaphosa didn’t see it fit to shut the country down immediately, …

SA COVID-19 shutdown: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s full speech

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image credit: @PresidencyZA/Twitter Cyril Ramaphosa My fellow South Africans, It is a week since we declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster and announced a package of extraordinary measures to combat this grave public health emergency. The response of the South African people to this crisis has been remarkable. Millions of our …