Debate on Christianity & colonialism: an invitation to think Freedom

By Andile Mngxitama On 24 May 2020 we went live on the Blacks Can’t Be Racist Facebook page and debated the topic of Christianity and colonialism/decoloniality. We canvassed many vexed questions flowing from my essay “Blacks Can’t Be Racist“ including: how was Christianity introduced to South Africa (SA) and what was the purpose of that; can …

Christianity and colonialism

By Andile Mngxitama How was Christianity introduced to South Africa (SA)? What was the purpose? In Blacks Can’t Be Racist I provide an historical account of how Christianity was introduced in SA as part of the colonial project that inaugurated a cultural genocide. Christianity and western education are the terrible twins colonialism. Tomorrow (24 May …

Why is Tito Mboweni chasing “foreigners” out of townships?

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni. Image: @TreasurySA/Twitter By Andile Mngxitama On Saturday I dealt with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s post COVID-19 “new economy” through a live broadcast on Facebook. The main questions concerning this issue were interrogated, namely: 1. Is it new? 2. Is it serfdom or is it freedom? 3. Is it free market …

Coronavirus: BLF calls for proper measures in prisons to defeat pandemic

Illustration of coronavirus test (Shutterstock/Savanevich Viktar) The country is in the grip of a devastating coronavirus pandemic. Factors that contribute to the spread of the virus in the country in general – including population density; huge numbers of immunocompromised individuals due to the high prevalence of medical conditions like HIV and tuberculosis; and poor hygiene …

National shutdown: SA’s R13.85 billion response to COVID-19 pandemic

By Andile Mngxitama Do you know that the South African government’s R13.85 billion package to deal with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic is: i. just 7.5% of the wealth of Johann Rupert who is worth R103.4-billion? ii. just 7.4% of the wealth of Nicky Oppenheimer who is worth R102.98-billion? iii. less than the …

Coronavirus SA shutdown: enemy won major propaganda battle last night

By Andile Mngxitama The Oppenheimers/Ruperts, through their agent Cyril Ramaphosa, have won a major propaganda battle (not the war) via the coronavirus pandemic. The R2 billion donation made by these families ostensibly towards easing the impact of the pandemic on the people, (as announced by Ramaphosa last night) is a huge victory for white monopoly …

Coronavirus: SA National shutdown about WMC making profits

BY Andile Mngxitama Just a reminder, the wealth of the Ruperts and Oppenheimers hovers around R100 billion for each family. More specifically Johann Rupert is worth R103.4-billion and Nicky Oppenheimer, R102.98-billion In the last financial year, being the year after removing Jacob Zuma as President, Rupert made R11 billion and the Oppenheimers made R6 billion …