Setting the record straight: Biko’s philosophy guided the Soweto uprising

Image: Steve Biko By Andile Mngxitama It has been more than 40 years since the Soweto June 16 uprising, but the question “Which of the three main liberation movements was behind the uprising?” is highly contested. Recently, we saw increasing social- media-driven attempts to credit the PAC as the mastermind of the event.The development follows …

Who sold out, Mandela or Mbeki?

Former South African Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. Photo credit: Alexander Joe By Andile Mngxitama I will come back to this topic fully in July. I’m working on a paper on whether Nelson Mandela sold out, by critically examining the “Madiba versus Winnie/Hani options”. I know that lots of people repeat the mantra of …

Mazwai Condemned For Bryant Comments, Mngxitama Responds

Ntsiki Mazwai. Image credit: Instagram By BO Staff Writer Ntsiki Mazwai, popular South African poet, annoyed Kobe Bryant’s South African fans on Twitter after she asked them if American Twitter came to a standstill after news of Winnie Mandela’s death or when a “South African sportsman” died. “Did American Twitter come to a standstill when …

BLF to pay homage to Mama Winnie Mandela

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was first published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First (BLF), led by Deputy President Zanele Lwana, will visit the home of Mama Winnie Mandela to pay our respects following her passing on the 2nd of April …