Xola Skosana’s stance on BLFs position #HandsOffZumaEconomicLiberationNow smacks of opportunism

By BO Staff Writer Skosana’s analysis that goes by the title “Guilty by association-pronouncing on the BLF statement” has a serious framework problem that effectively cuts out any space for deepening the analysis. His framework of reference is limited by sweeping unscientific conclusions evidently informed by his opportunism that glosses over who our friends and …

The Guptas to sell their businesses for the sake of the country

By BO Staff Writer Today, in a tense statement, the Gupta family announced that it will be selling all their shares in their South African businesses. The family has come under extreme, sustained and unjustified attack from white business, often using their political proxies. The Guptas have been doing business in South Africa for over …

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 …

“State Capture” – Myth or Reality?

By BO Staff Writer What is “State Capture?” There is an assumption that we all know what these words mean. We all repeat these words and the media uses them as short hand to refer to the controversial relationship between the State President, Preasident Jacob Zuma, and the Gupta family. It has come to pass that, “State …

Big questions around the Guptas resigning from Oakbay Resources and Energy

By Pinky Khoabane There’s perhaps no clearer example of capitalists’ use of economic power to muzzle opponents than the decisions by financial institutions and an auditing firm to cut ties with investment company, Oakbay Resources and Energy which, until last friday was owned by the Gupta family. In the past week, ABSA, FNB and KPMG …