Tuesday 7th of July 2020

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Mbalula 100% Mad

Mbalula 100% Mad

The EFF condemns Minister Mbalula’s decision to allow Airlines to operate at 100% passenger capacity amidst rising numbers of COVID-19 in South Africa. Addressing the media today, the minister stated that his justification for this obviously reckless decision is based on the idea that all airlines are fitted with “high-efficiency particulate air filters” which, according to him, “are able to eat any form of virus, including coronavirus”.

Azania

Azania

AZANIA is an integral part of Afrika. Azania is the name of our country for which Black people bled and died in their thousands so that Azania would be proudly sounded in calling the land of our forebears. If anybody wanted a referendum to check the “acceptability” of the name Azania, we must remind them about the June 16 Uprisings. We must ask them to count the body bags of Azanians who died defiantly embracing the name Azania.

The Revolutionary Suicide of #JoziToStellenbosch

The Revolutionary Suicide of #JoziToStellenbosch

Stellenbosch is like Greenville, Mississippi in the American South. It is the home of racists, the home of the Broederbond — where the architects of Apartheid; the owners of whatever we consume, from the toothbrushes we buy to the toothpastes we use, the soap we wash with, the cereals we eat in the morning, the clothes we wear and the media we consume, live.

They Keep Taking Everything

They Keep Taking Everything

We are always scared that we might turn up dead tomorrow, and when we don’t, another woman dies instead. We wake up to the weight of the news like it is our own story because it is, because we are her, and she too was like us before she was taken. She too lived in a space of unknown seconds to come, she too was like us when she read of women who were stabbed, raped and brutally murdered by lovers, strangers, service consultants, friends, colleagues and relatives. We cry.

Kube Chosi Kube Hele

Kube Chosi Kube Hele

The best kind of music has no bounds to genre, no adherence to notations and musical guidelines. To recall Bob Marley and later referenced by Dead Prez, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Buhlebendalo Mda’s, Chosi plays in the realm of salvation. An extension of the will of abaphansi

The Land Is Not Ours

The Land Is Not Ours

The main argument is therefore that it is inaccurate to study colonialism as a historical phenomenon but it is a continuous affair that still defines the character of its former colonies. The presence of former colonial powers in the daily economic life of the so-called independent countries is something that continues to elude researchers, commentators and political activists alike.

The System Will Always Be Offline for Blacks

The System Will Always Be Offline for Blacks

We were all standing outside, subject to the scorching heat and all the elements. We were told around 1pm that most of the staff had gone out to lunch, and we should continue being patient – we will eventually get in. An hour passed, and with our complaints now becoming louder and louder, we were informed that “the system is slow today”.