A Response to Steve Lebelo

By Mandla Mbuyisa The KwaZulu-Natal provincial convenor of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement Thobani Zikalala usually says, “People are not obliged to comment on everything”, and today I dedicate these words to Malesela Steve Lebelo. In the South African politics, recycling has become a norm – where people take serious platforms and say …

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 …

BLF-SM presents: UMHLABA!NOW

August/September 2016 The BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST-STUDENT MOVEMENT (BLF-SM) dedicates this issue of UMHLABA!NOW to the legacies of STEVE BANTU BIKO who died on 12th September 1977 and the MARIKANA MINERS who died in August 2012. Drawing from, inter alia, these revolutionary legacies, BLF-SM is determined to achieve its strategic objective of realizing FREE BLACK …

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 …

Recent non exhaustive timeline on Mngxitama’s consistency of black unity against white monopoly capital including racism

By Yerushka Chetty 2012/2013 – Andile Mngxitama defends Mamphela Ramphele against attacks from Jared Sacks who claimed inter alia that “Biko would not vote for Ramphele”. Politically Mamphele and Mngxitama do not share the same perspective but Mngxitama pointed out that Sacks has “no right to brazenly distort Biko’s ideas to assault Mamphela Ramphele”. Mngxitama …

BLF held a successful Biko lecture in Soweto

By BO Staff Writer The Black Consciousness Movement, Black First Land First (BLF), held a successful Biko lecture at Orlando East in Soweto yesterday. The lecture given by the National Convener of BLF, Andile Mngxitama, was titled “how Biko helps us to think Black First”. Mngxitama said, amongst other things, that the reason why white …

Mngxitama’s ‘Blacks Only’ Movement Vies For Land

Featured Image (Facebook): BlackFirstLandFirst By Citizen Reporter Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member Andile Mngxitama’s Blacks First Land First (BFL) movement has made their “revolutionary call” after the party’s founding last year. The ‘blacks only’ party has sent “all black people who want freedom” an invitation to its launch conference on May 14 in Orlando …