White farmers poisoning the nation for profits

By BO Staff Writer The following article titled “South Africans are eating GMO foods every day” was previously published on the Health-E News website. Most South Africans, without their knowledge or consent, are unknowingly consuming genetically modified food products every single day. “Local farmers are continuing to use toxic glyphosate-based products, and are farming crops …

Brazil coup: Lessons for the ANC

By James Petras Introduction Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office through a well-organized, carefully planned operation among the corrupt Brazilian political elite, closely linked to the stock-market, financial institutions and foreign energy companies. This ‘legislative coup d’état’ eliminated the democratically-elected ‘political intermediaries’ and installed a regime directly controlled by the CEO’s of leading …

Steve Biko Lecture: How Biko helps us to think black

By Neo Mokatsanyane (This lecture was delivered in honor of the legacy of Steven Bantu Biko to the community of Boipatong in Sedibeng on 24 September 2016. The event was hosted by the Sedibeng Regional Chapter of Black First Land First) I welcome and greet you all my black sisters and brothers, kale dumedisa kao …

Freedom Charter And Constitution Will Protect Us, We Are Told

Featured image: Black people stand in line to vote for the first time on 27 April 1994, in the hope of ending the racist apartheid regime.  By Yerushka Chetty This generation is told “freedom is coming”. Twenty two years ago we were told “freedom has arrived, we are now free”. We were given a new constitution …

The Forgotten Children Of Blikkiesdorp

By Yerushka Chetty On this bitter cold rainy morning of 18 June 2016 I attended the 2nd meeting called by the residents of Woodstock and Salt River in the Salt River Community Hall to “resist gentrification” which is commonly referred to as stopping evictions.  A group of activists from Western Cape, concerned about the plight …

Lessons from Brazil for South Africa: The Corrupt Leading Campaigns against Corruption

Featured Image: Brazil’s Planning Minister Romero Juca attends a news conference in Brasilia, Brazil, May 23, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Adriano Machado By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion has been running articles showing how imperialist regime change by opposition parties in Brazil and South Africa use similar tactics and share the same ideology. Furthermore, these opposition parties are …

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 …