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 …

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 …

30 reasons why Pravin must go! 

By Andile Mngxitama The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, is conflicted, compromised and captured by white settler monopoly capital. He is consequently not a fit and proper person to be the country’s Minister of Finance. He must be fired by President Zuma without delay! The reasons for such a definite judgement are as follows: 1. Gordhan …