Baragwanath Hospital maternity Covid-19 crisis: Prison vs Public Hospitals, what’s the difference?

Thandiswa Yaphi, Treasurer General of Black First Land First.  By Yerushka Chetty A few years ago I was part of a protest with the #BLF26 at the Public Protector’s Office (under Advocate Thuli Madonsela) and I had the unfortunate experience of being sent to Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre for 7 nights. I survived, but …

Salutations to the indentured

Photo credit: SA History Online By Yerushka Chetty One hundred and fifty nine (159) years ago the first ship carrying Indians docked at Durban Harbor, in KwaZulu-Natal. Many others followed. They were brought to South Africa (SA) to become indentured slaves. Steve Biko would later classify them as black in terms of black consciousness. 159 …

On Du Bois’ “double consciousness” & Facebook’s banning of Mngxitama

By Yerushka Chetty Black First Land First (BLF) President, Andile Mngxitama, was banned today for 30 days for quoting W.E.B. Du Bios on “Double Consciousness”. In introducing Du Bios‘ quote on Facebook the BLF President said: “Down with apartheid! Viva die Bokke! A case of acute ‘double consciousness’ … Black South Africans suffer from the …