Student coalition in the University of Limpopo centres Thomas Sankara as leadership inspiration

By BO Staff Writer Student Representative Council (SRC) elections are set to begin at the University of Limpopo, Turfloop this week. The elections, which usually happen towards the end of the academic year, got postponed last year because of the #FeesMustFall protests which rocked the university. Three student formations, Black First Land First Student Movement …

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 …

Gwede, Pravin and Nzimande provoke students against Zuma

By BO Staff Writer Last month President Jacob Zuma instructed both ministers, Dr Blade Nzimande and Pravin Gordhan, not to raise fees. The media reported that the president had told the two to go find the money within the fiscus to ensure no fee increase for this financial year. President Zuma’s instruction makes sense since …

The Black Body: A Playground of Whiteness

By Lufefe Sopazi The biggest mistake the youth of 2016 can do is to talk of unity in fragments. At a time when whiteness has consolidated itself and incorporated the black government into its bloc and uses the police to suppress black people and illegitimize their struggle through media propaganda, the black youth has to …

Contesting Power in Tertiary Institutions

By Thobeka Nkabinde Higher education institutions in South Africa have been faced with students resisting against the eurocentric, anti-black, patriarchal, heteronormative, classist, able-bodied authoritative order in the fight to bring about a free, Black-centered Azania. Higher learning institutions play a pivotal role in constructing black minds into minds that will sustain the neo-colonial system. The …