BLF applauds Venezuelan President Maduro for delivering 2.3 million houses to the poor

Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates President Maduro of Venezuela and his revolutionary government for the delivery of 2.3 million houses to the poor which was officially announced at a ceremony held in Caracas for that purpose.

This accomplishment in the delivery of housing is in spite of the assault on the Venezuelan economy by imperialist forces that the country is perpetually facing. We also welcome the announcement by President Maduro to deliver 700,000 more homes by 2019 to reach the target of three million.

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BLF commends President Zuma on legalization of Zimbabweans living and operating in SA

Black First Land First (BLF) commends President Zuma for the decriminalization via legislative measures of Zimbabweans working, studying and living in South Africa (SA). Through the granting of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) by the Department of Home Affairs, Zimbabweans living in SA will upon application be granted authority to work, stay, conduct businesses and study in the country. There are reportedly in excess of 180,000 Zimbabwean nationals that live in SA.

During his time in power, President Jacob Zuma, had focused much of his attention on strengthening relations with African countries, like Zimbabwe, that played a role in the fight against colonialism.

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BLF applauds opening of Zuma Bridge with its interlink from Kosi Bay to Maputo

BLF applauds opening of Zuma Bridge with its interlink from Kosi Bay to Maputo

Black First Land First (BLF) applauds the revolutionary living legacy of President Zuma. Part of this  legacy is President Zuma‘s work in strengthening relations with African countries, including Mozambique, that played a role during the struggles against slavery, apartheid and colonialism. He ensured that South Africa (SA) and Mozambique benefit from their geographical proximity and put effort into growing their historical relationship.

President Zuma’s work – via the Bi-National Commission (BNC) which was in furtherance of bringing Mozambique and SA closer so as to facilitate the development of their relations in all areas of mutual cooperation – is indeed unprecedented of a president post 1994. To this end with his counterpart in Mozambique, a BNC structured and chaired by the two relevant Heads of State, was signed on December 13, 2011, and inaugurated in October 2015. This led to a number bilateral agreements being concluded including a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Transport, Tourism, Communications, Maritime Security Cooperation, and Frequency Bands. As at the end of 2017 there were about 300 South African entities operating in Mozambique in various fields including financial services, retail, hospitality, and energy.

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BLF condemns US immigration control policies and calls for dismantling racist borders

BLF condemns US immigration control policies and calls for dismantling racist borders

Thousands of people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – in search of securing livelihoods that their United States (US) imperialist backed countries have denied them – are steadfastly bound for the US. President Donald Trump has threatened to unleash the US military and the federal border authorities as well as stop aid to the Central American Nations because they failed to stop their people from marching to the US.

Black First Land First (BLF) strongly condemns immigrant control measures which effectively preserve the privilege of the ruling class by restricting the movement of the impoverished people of the world and their access to the available opportunities and resources in wealthy countries.

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