Media Release: BLF Special Policy Conference on its banning order

Media Release: BLF Special Policy Conference on its banning order

Today Black First Land First (BLF) is releasing, for comment and debate, its Policy Discussion Document titled “BLF is banned! What is to be done?”. This is in furtherance of a Special Policy Conference which shall be held by BLF on the 30th of November 2019 in Johannesburg.

The Policy Document is part of the response to the deregistration of BLF as a political party. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has essentially banned BLF from participating in elections. BLF has launched an appeal with the Electoral Court against the decision of the IEC. We shall however not leave our fate in the hands of the biased courts.

The Policy Discussion Document puts three options for debate and adoption by BLF. The first option is to consider engagement in the armed struggle. The second option is to amend the BLF constitution without compromising its black first mandate. The final option is an hybrid of pursuing both armed resistance and open political contest.

The Policy Discussion Document as well as the Special Policy Conference Guidelines are attached.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

30 September 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

1. Policy Discussion Document

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2. Special Policy Conference Guidelines

BLF Special Policy Conference Guidelines

MEDIA ALERT – #SignTheSmileOff Verwoerd’s face campaign

MEDIA ALERT – #SignTheSmileOff Verwoerd’s face campaign

Black First Land First (BLF) is extremely perturbed by the #SignTheSmileOff Verwoerd’s face campaign which uses the image of Hendrik Verwoerd to promote the said campaign.

We have indicated to Amnesty International that better ways can be found to address the crisis of education. To this end a leadership delegation led by BLF President Andile Mngxitama will be meeting Amnesty International under the following details:

Date: 14 August 2019, Wednesday
Time: 9:30 to 10:30,
Venue: office of Amnesty International
97 Oxford Road, Saxonwold, Johannesburg.

BLF President will brief the media after the meeting outside offices of Amnesty International.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF – NCC)

13 August 2019

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

MEDIA ALERT: BLF vs Afriforum at Equality Court

Black First Land First (BLF) will be taking on the racist Afriforum (Euroforum) at the Equality Court in Johannesburg.

The matter relates to BLF President, Andile Mngxitama’s speech delivered on 08 December 2018 at the Ikageng Stadium, in Potchefstroom. BLF President warned the racist land thief, Johann Rupert, that should his threatening call for black on black violence result in death of black people, we would respond directly to his land thieving community at a ratio of 1:5.

The court appearance will take place under the following details:

Date: 30 April 2019, Tuesday

Time: 09h00 am
Venue: Johannesburg Central Magistrates Court, 26 Fox Street, Ferreriras Dorp, Johannesburg

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF – NCC)

29 April 2019

Black First Land First
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @BLF_SouthAfrica
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

MEDIA ALERT: BLF Press Conference

Black First Land First (BLF) invites members of the media to a press conference on the following matters:

1 Response to FF+ appllication to try stop BLF from contesting the 2019 elections.
2 Update on DA complaint against BLF at the IEC
3 The Lucy Strydom; Human Rights commission and Afriforum equality court application against BLF.
4. Actions BLF will be taking against:
4.1 SAFA for its sexism
4.2 Orania for its racism
4.3 Steps to end Xenophobia

The press conference will happen under the following details:

Date: 24 April 2019, Wednesday

Time: 11h00am (PLEASE ADVISE)

Venue: BLF Head Office,
Office 541,
Klamson Towers Building,
151 Commissioner Street & Von Welligh Street,
Johannesburg

All media enquiries and attendees must be directed to Brian Tloubatla on 082 216 7664

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF – NCC)

23 April 2019

Black First Land First
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @BLF_SouthAfrica
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
+27 82 216 7664