BLF message on Sharpeville Day

BLF message on Sharpeville Day

Image: Robert Sobukwe

Black First Land First (BLF) says it’s Sharpeville Day! The ANC government wants to erase the name of Sobukwe and PAC from the day.

BLF calls for unity of all Black Consciousness and Pan Africanist organisations for the 2024 elections. We must build the Azanian Front on a clear minimum programme.

Mandela’s project has failed in the last 28 years. Now it’s the time for the Biko and Sobukwe option. We are still landless and blacks are at the bottom. That’s why we say Black First! Land First!

BLF asks that by the end of this year the Azanian Front must be called. We are ready. Our unity towards 2024 is the best tribute we can pay in honor of the memories of those who died on this day. We owe it to them. Only a Black Consciousness and Pan Afrikanist government can pay reparations to the families of those who were murdered.

Viva Sobukwe!
Viva Biko!
Izwelethu!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
21 March 2023

Delivered in Sharpeville by the Treasurer General of BLF, Cde Thandiswa Yaphi

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

Employ the 716 000 graduates

Employ the 716 000 graduates

Image: Oupa Mokoena, African News Agency (ANA)

It’s a serious indictment on the ANC goverment that graduates are unemployed. It’s a serious matter that 716 000 graduates have applied for the R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant. How many more graduates are sitting at home?

This is an urgent matter that can’t wait any longer. Black First Land First (BLF) shall call an imbizo of unemployed graduates to come up with a program of action to address this matter urgently.

There is a policy vacuum when it comes to unemployed graduates. These young people have carried out their part. The state must now come to the party.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
18 March 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

BLF says Hands Off EFF national shutdown

BLF says Hands Off EFF national shutdown

Image: Oupa Mokoena, African News Agency (ANA)

The white ruling class and its right wing racist civil society partners are exposed. They support democratic rights only if they are congruent with their interests and agenda. The white opposition parties are anti democratic as well. The ruling party, the ANC, is always responsive to white fears. There is no need at all to mobilise the army against protest action on a holiday.

Black First Land First ( BLF) shall not join the shutdown but supports the right to protest. Our refusal to participate is based on our reading that Stellenbosch and London doesn’t want Ramaphosa anymore. Their call coincides with the interests of Stellenbosch that is the same force which has brought the energy crisis to justify the privatisation of Eskom and other state-owned entities.

The leading forces of the shutdown brought us here when they joined forces with imperialism to get rid of Jacob Zuma and the progressive black management core including Brian Molefe, Dudu Myeni, Hlaudi Motsoeneng .

Imperialism wants Ramaphosa gone, so too does Stellenbosch. Our actions must drive our own agenda. Having said that, BLF fully supports the democratic rights of EFF to protest. We must resist the creeping in of dictatorship to assure white fears. The revolution is coming but the shutdown is not that moment, so the reactionary forces must relax. The revolution shall be unled!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
18 March 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

BLF takes IEC to Court

Black First Land First (BLF) is taking the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to court. The matter shall be heard on the 11th of April 2023 at the Durban High Court.

The fundamental rights to stand for elections was denied to 89 candidates of BLF in the 2021 Local Goverment Elections (LGE). The unlawful exclusion of these candidates was not of the making of BLF in that due to load-shedding, the electronic system didn’t accept the names of the candidates. BLF leadership then went to the eThekwini IEC offices to physically deliver the relevant information and documents but were again denied the right to submit. BLF then took the IEC to the High Court in eThekwini. Judge Nkosi ruled in favour of BLF. However, the IEC appealed against that decision. The matter was irregularly shifted to Judge Ploos instead of going back to Judge Nkosi. This new judge that presided irregularly over the matter found in favour of the IEC.

BLF has been involved in a protracted process of getting court transcripts and related documents. Now BLF is ready to lodge another court process to address the injustice suffered by the organisation. 89 candidates of BLF were irregurlaly excluded from the 2021 LGE. All these candidates were available to serve the eThekwini Metro. This unlawful exclusion of BLF must be addressed.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
17 February 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