Media Invitation: BLF Picket

Media Invitation: BLF Picket

Image: BLF President, Andile Mngxitama

Black First Land First (BLF) hereby invites the media to a picket action under the following details:

  1. Theme: Stop White Monopoly Capital Corruption
  2. Date: 01 February 2023
  3. Time: 12 noon
  4. Venue: 256 Madiba St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria

BLF has opened a case of corruption against the main client of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure called SKG Africa (Pty) Ltd. We have also written letters to the DPWI with no response.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
31 January 2023

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]
Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

Farmers killed 8 farmworkers in Kakamas

Farmers killed 8 farmworkers in Kakamas

Image: South African Government News Agency

The death of eight farmworkers in Kakamas in the Northern Cape is directly caused by racist farmers. Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the casual manner in which these deaths are treated by the Minister of Employment & Labour, Mr. Thulas Nxesi. These deaths are a direct result of slave like conditions farm workers are subjected to in South African farms. They are overworked, underpaid, and suffer untold human rights abuses. Those racist farmers must be charged for murder.

BLF shall write to the South African Human Rights Commission for public hearings on the farmworkers’ living and working conditions on farms and the causes of the deaths of these farmworkers. The police must also account for their lack of action on these unecessary killings. Life is literally hell on earth for farmworkers in this country.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
30 January 2023

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]
Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

Media Alert : Stop WMC Corruption Presser

Black First Land First (BLF) hereby invites the media to a presser to provide details of its Stop White Monopoly Capital (WMC) Corruption Campaign.

Date: 29 December 2022
Time: 12:00
Venue: Twickenham Guest House, 66 Twickenham Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg (entrance in Greenlands Road).

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
28 December 2022

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]
Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

Charge the racists with serious charges!

Charge the racists with serious charges!

Image: screen-grab via TimesLIVE

The police have responded with timid mild charges against the Maselspoort Resort and Conference Centre racists. The timid actions by the police emboldened the racists. The acts of racism were plain to all who saw the video of the incident. Furthermore, the parents have reported the fact of how racist the acts were. The police who are not trained to understand and combat individual acts of racism, minimise these acts. These acts are not common assault but racist attacks on black children.

It’s an indictment on the ANC that 28 years into democracy South Africa doesn’t have an explicit anti racism law to punish acts of racism. The ANC rule facilitates anti black racism and the opposition parties are equally complicit in empowering racism by going into political coalitions with parties of white supremacy like the DA.

A historically informed legal framework to outlaw racism is long overdue. Such legislation must move from the principle that blacks can’t be racist but are victims of racism. Black First Land First (BLF) has been calling for the criminalisation of racism. In 2018 BLF published its Anti-Racism Bill in an attempt to prompt the ANC to act. Individual acts of racism shall be a reality untill blacks get real power which is predicated on the return of the land and on economic emancipation.

Read:

BLF Anti-Racism Bill of 2017

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
27 December 2022

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]
Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425