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 …

Blade Nzimande bitter over axing, fires back at Zuma

By BO Staff Writer Blade Nzimande has come out guns blazing against President Jacob Zuma, making wild claims about corruption and state capture. The fake communist was foaming at the mouth yesterday in a South African Communist Party (SACP) rally in Durban, where he said all the allegations in the book, The President’s Keepers, by …

Defend Radical Economic Transformation (RET) now!

By Andile Mngxitama Black people need a programme to unite them into a force that can use its numerical strengths to defeat the enemy. Radical Economic Transformation (RET) is the minimum programme which can unite black people towards total liberation. A minimum programme by definition provides for a sign post towards the maximum programme. For …

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 …

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 …

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 …

We shall defend any black person that come under attack from Western imperialism

By Khotso Masemola This article was submitted as part of the Think For Yourself competition. We spend our time admiring colonial objects. Our economy is controlled by white settler monopoly capital which continues to oppress us. The influence of technology continues to mislead and confuse us from the main questions, like our stolen land and …

Who is the enemy of black liberation in South Africa?

By Brian Tloubatla Below is one of the submissions for the Think For Yourself competition which, although did not win the competition, the Black Opinion Editorial Collective felt was thought-provoking, well-written and generally compelling. Answer: White monopoly capital/those who stole land of blacks.. Please note the following: “White monopoly capital” is a recurring theme in …