BLF IS BLACKNESS

By Andile Mngxitama Black First Land First (BLF) dramatises a Black Consciousness critique of the anti blackness of the South African socio, economic and political reality that was inherited in 1994 and has not changed fundamentally. You can’t fully understand the black positionality in South Africa (SA) today without understanding what BLF is in the …

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 …

ANC formed to fight for black liberation as blacks only organization

Image credit: SA History Online By Andile Mngxitama The Africa National Congress (ANC) of 1912, known at that time as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), was a blacks only organization. The ANC of 2020 is white controlled and was born with the Freedom Charter in 1955 in Kliptown, Soweto. It’s a bit irritating. …

On Africa Day – BLF

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was first published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: The day has not yet dawned for Africa to celebrate. Our continent is still bound up in shackles that weigh heavier which each passing day on the ankles of the children …

In remembrance: Sharpeville Day

By BO Staff Writer Today, 57 years ago, the leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, woke up at 5 a.m. in his home in Mofolo, Soweto, and got ready for the day of planned nationwide action against pass laws. It is said that from as early as August 1959, “Sobukwe was …

Return the land – the best way to honor Sobukwe

By BO Staff Writer Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was born on December 5, 1924 – it is today 92 years since his birth. On a day like this we are always compelled to reflect on how best we should honor his legacy.  BLF National Convener, Andile Mngxitama, has pointed out elsewhere that a striking contribution of Sobukwe was …