Wits University won’t silence Prof Malikane 

By BO Staff Writer The vice chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Professor Adam Habib took to Twitter to clarify the university’s position on academic freedom. Habib was emphatic that Wits won’t silence Prof Malikane. This follows what appears to be a coordinated campaign by white monopoly capital to silence Prof Malikane who …

BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane 

By BO Staff Writer The incoming Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba has appointed Professor Chris Malikane as his advisor. The move has seen widespread reaction, with white monopoly capital trying to discredit the appointment, while pro-radical economic transformation proponents welcomed it. The Black First Land First (BLF) movement welcomed the appointment and said, “Prof Malikane …

Wits Matrix workers who were betrayed by Dali Mpofu’s Insourcing Task Team demand justice

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, approximately 150 Wits workers and students closed all shops at the University cafeteria, The Matrix, in solidarity with four Sizzlers workers who were dismissed in September for eating food from the fast food shop. The workers were dismissed for ridiculous offenses. One of the workers was dismissed for eating a …

Fees Must Fall Division

by Ncedisa Mpemnyama date: 12 April 2016   On The radio 702 interview: What is happening at Wits. The first problematic aspect of the interview was the host, Redi Thlabi’s biasness. You got the feeling that she had already taken a side – that of Thenji, from the onset. She framed the discussion in a villain and hero …

Land Over Fees

by  Mbe Mbhele date: 10 April 2016   The call for land should not be reduced to a slogan that sensationalizes placards. It should not only be a literary achievement, which is to say it should not only exist in books, poetry and struggle songs. The demand for our dispossessed land should be a war …