BC must guide us ALL THE TIME

By Andile Mngxitama “When you walk into a fight between a black and a white person, you don’t ask questions; you help the black to defeat the white and ask questions after the fight” – this is BC101. It is one of the most important principles of Black Consciousness (BC). But we need to operationalize it into …

Who sold out, Mandela or Mbeki?

Former South African Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. Photo credit: Alexander Joe By Andile Mngxitama I will come back to this topic fully in July. I’m working on a paper on whether Nelson Mandela sold out, by critically examining the “Madiba versus Winnie/Hani options”. I know that lots of people repeat the mantra of …

On “Who Is Lord Robin Renwick Julius Malema’s Handler From London?”

Image: BO archives By BO Staff Writer Black Opinion previously published a piece titled, “Who Is Lord Robin Renwick Julius Malema’s Handler From London?”. The content is still relevant and in fact timeless. We have received very encouraging feedback which we are now publishing for your reading pleasure. In the meanwhile, for those who have …

Biko ain’t any less than Madiba just because he didn’t do military training

By Andile Mngxitama Dear all, there are some people who continue to insult me for my piece “It’s Mandela Guys!”. I ask anyone to provide me with solid evidence if your answer to the following question is yes: Is there any evidence that Robert Sobukwe and Steve Biko ever underwent military training? Yhuuu the gun …

On Mandela

Photo credit: metro By Andile Mngxitama In the days of my youth when Nelson Mandela was still alive I regarded him as a sellout. This was when it wasn’t popular to call him a sellout. Immediately after his death I enquired, “what have white people done to acknowledge Mandela’s magnanimity towards them? He gave them …

Vukani calls on all to unite behind the Public Protector

Vukani Community Development (Vukani) is rallying everybody to unite in solidarity behind the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to push government to stop the witch-hunt against her and to allow her to continue serving the people as a Chapter 9 Institution. Vukani is led by Mayibuye Melisizwe Mandela, who is the organization’s chairperson and the …