Jacob Zuma, Election Results and 2017

By Wesley Seale In the days when quoting William Shakespeare was fashionable, we were taught that famous quote from the Merchant of Venice: “All that glisters is not gold.” Often things are deceptive in their appealing look. Such it is with South Africa’s fifth local government election results. To most commentators, the results were a …

EFF, DA, S&P, Pravin and the ISIS terrorism threat

By BO Staff Writer The USA embassy and the British government has issued an alert about possible terrorist attacks on South African malls by ISIS. This should not surprise anyone, the USA should know, because ISIS is its clandestine terrorist arm. The big question is why would ISIS target south Africa? The answer lies in …

Pravin Gordhan must have his day in court

The media has gone into over drive trying to mount a campaign preventing the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, from having his day in court. Gordhan is accused of serious transgressions of the law when he was Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (SARS). The allegations are that under his watch, a “Rogue Unit” was …

What The High Court’s Decision Means Depends On Where You Stand

By BO Staff Writer On 29 April 2016, the Pretoria High Court ruled that the decision to drop the 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, by the then National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mokotedi Mpshe was “irrational and should be reviewed”. The matter was brought to court by the Democratic Alliance (DA), a …

The Guptas get a Black auditing firm

By Staff Writer The Gupta owned business, Oakbay Resources and Energy, has new auditors and they are black! Yesterday, Oakbay, advised its shareholders that SizweNtsalubaGobodo was its new audit firm. This comes after the company was mysteriously abandoned by KPMG, opening the flood gates of financial inquisition on Gupta businesses. KPMG provided bizarre reasons for …

Black First Land First (BLF) Sends Revolutionary Solidarity To The People Of Brazil And The Workers Party

by National Convenor of Black First Land First, Andile MNGXITAMA date: 17 April 2016 Brothers and Sisters from the Workers Party (PT). We write from South Africa, a country just like yours, which has known the horrors of colonialism, imperialist racist dictatorship and an unending neo-liberal assault on the black majority. We watched with great …