ABSA payback the money protest

Black First Land First (BLF) will start the ABSA pay back the money protest action tommorrow, 28 June in Gauteng. Pickets will be held in over 20 ABSA branches in and around the province of Gaugteng.

The peaceful pickets aim to raise awareness about the corruption and arrogance of ABSA bank. The protests follow the findings of the Public Protector who ruled that ABSA must pay back over R1 billion which was stolen from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

BLF has written a letter to ABSA demanding that they pay back the money without delay. ABSA has refused to comply with the Public Protector leaving BLF with no option but to start protest action which will escalate into a national shutdown of ABSA branches.

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

27 June 2017

Black First Land First Email:blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF letter to the Standing Committee on Finance: BLF demands Pravin Gordhan be removed from Committee

Hon. Yunus Carrim
Chairperson, Standing Committee on Finance
Parliament of South Africa
26 June 2017

SAA QUARTERLY REPORT BRIEFING: GORDHAN MUST GO FROM THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

It has come to our attention that tomorrow, 27 June 2017 the Chairperson of the South African Airways (SAA), Dudu Myeni, will appear before the Standing Committee on Finance to brief the Committee on its quarterly report. Former Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan is a member of that Committee.

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Cosatu sold out workers!

Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the joint statement issued yesterday by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and white monopoly capital, represented by Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA).

The joint statement emanates from a two day meeting held between the two formations. From the statement, it’s clear that the main objective of the discussions were to find ways to sabotage Radical Economic Transformation (RET) and to form a united front between white monopoly capital and the labour aristocracy of Cosatu to undermine the Mining Charter.

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BLF press briefing on ABSA, SARB, Mining Charter

Black First Land First (BLF) will hold a media briefing tomorrow, 24 June 2017. The briefing will cover the following topics:

1. BLF’s response to the Public Protector’s findings on ABSA and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

2. BLF’s response to the Mining Charter.

3. BLF’s planned action to ensure ABSA pays back the money.

4. BLF’s call to the ANC policy conference.

5. BLF’s response to the media cover up of corruption.

The conference will be held under the following details:

Date: 24 June 2017
Time: 11am
Venue: BLF Head Office
Office 602
Rennaissaince Building
Ghandi Square
Cnr Main and Rissik Street

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

23 June 2017

Black First Land First Email:blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664