BLF (KZN) commemorates Steve Biko

BLF (KZN) commemorates Steve Biko

This Saturday Black First Land First (BLF) will be commemorating Steve Bantu Biko, the revolutionary father of black consciousness, in KwaZulu Natal (KZN). You are invited!

The guiding philosophical outlook of BLF is at its core the black consciousness as principally developed by Biko. Through the Black People’s Convention (BPC) and the South African Student Organisation (SASO) – of which he was one of the founders – and other organisations that served the black community he used black consciousness (BC) to organize and mobilize the people into confrontation with the enemy towards their ultimate liberation. That struggle still continues today and is being carried forward by BLF.

BLF, armed with Biko’s BC, is able to correctly read that the primary contradiction in South Africa is white supremacy located in slavery as the first encounter; and colonialism, which is rooted in the dispossession of our land, as the second encounter. Slavery and colonialism has ensured that blacks are last in everything! The BLF has been elaborating, since its inception, just how bad things are in this country – most strikingly that we blacks are last in land ownership and to this end that more than 80% of our land is owned by a mere 35 000 white families and trusts. Moreover white monopoly capital, which is the practical operation of white supremacy on the economic plain, owns and controls 97% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Via BC, BLF is committed to ending white supremacy by correcting the historical injustice of land theft. BC shows us how white supremacy develops all of its other branches – that manifest as secondary contradictions – so as to institutionalise itself as a way of life.

BLF is an organization of focused BC practitioners – guided by Biko’s BC. Hence we adhere to the following principles to keep the struggle against white supremacy on the revolutionary path: land return as the pre-condition towards ending racism; blacks can’t be racist; and anti-racism struggle to be led by blacks only.

In the spirit of spreading the revolutionary legacy of Steve Biko, BLF (KZN) will honour the great pioneer with a lecture by BLF President Andile Mngxitama, this Saturday under the following details:

Date : 23 September 2017
Venue: Umkhumbane Wiggins Community Hall, Dunbar Road, Cato Manor, Ethekwini
Time : starts 10am
Topic: Remember Biko – Take back the land!

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF BLF (KZN)

21 September 2017

Contact Details

Thobani Zikalala
(Provincial Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 74 246 7848

Lwazi Ntombela
(Provincial Chairperson)
Cell: +27 82 588 0835

Sinenhlanhla Manqele
(Provincial Secretary )
Cell: +27 74 488 4697

ENCA won’t hear from BLF Political Education head – here’s why

Yesterday, 14 September at 16:30 the Black First Land First (BLF) National Secretary for Political Education and Research Neo Mokatsanyane was scheduled to do an interview on ENCA’s Back Chat. The topic was on Julius Malema’s reactionary stance on the Durban Indian community and so called indian monopoly capital. But in fear of white monoply capital being further exposed was a risk that ENCA being Rupert Television was not willing to take. The interview was canceled without any apparent reason .

Julius Malema, on the 4th anniversary of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), called our Indian brothers and sisters racists and economic thugs. We in the BLF, taking from the Black Consciousness (BC) of Bantu Steven Biko and the Great Strini Moodely, believe those who are designated as black from the BC persepective are those who are by law or tradition socially, politically and economically discriminated as s group in South Africa and who see themselves as a unit in the struggle for liberation from white supremacy. In terms of this definition, the black people in South Africa are (as indicated by Steve Biko) those that come from the African communities, the so-called Coloured communities and so-called Indian communities.

BLF is aware of the bad relations between Africans and indians (Durban in particular) but we need to understand that the hierarchy between Africans and Indians was a strategy created by the colonial and apartheid system for the purpose of dividing and ruling the black people – unfortunately some of our Indian brothers and sisters have internalized this. The EFF is an organisation of hypocrites just like the biblical Pharisees because the African community has been divided along tribal lines to create a false hierarchy and hence a fake sense of superiority amongst the different so called tribes for example the the Xhosa speaking people have been made to believe that they are superior to the people of the other “tribes”. More recently there has been a rife upsurge of backward coloured nationalism. This itself stems from a false sense of tribal superiority on the part of the so called Coloured people. It is only black consciousness as the only, trial and tested, antidote that can heal our people . More so blacks can’t be racist because we black people as a group do not have institutional power to be racist. The primary contradiction remains white monopoly capital which is materially located in land theft. All contradictions amongst us black people are secondary and therefore subordinate to the primary contradiction. We as black people must unite to defeat white monopoly capital – it is only via this process that the land and dignity of blacks can be returned. It is also only land return that we can begin to live together in peace.

The 4th anniversary of the EFF was a mere grand spectacle for Julius Malema to call upon his followers to protect white monopoly capital. To this end he diverted the attention of our people to a non existent phenomenon called Indian Monopoly Capital. Julius Malema is a British Blood Hound sent by his master, Lord Renwick, to confuse our people by triggering impulses of black on black violence. This prooves that the EFF is working towards being the modern day Inkatha of our times. Monopoly in simple terms means a majority share. We need to ask oursleves which sector of society does the Gupta’s or Indian business have monopoly over and by what percentage? If whites own 97% of the business listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and blacks own only 3% where does so called Indian Monopoly factor in?

As the BLF – and guided by the wisdom of our revolutionary father Bantu Steven Biko – we call upon our Indian brothers and sisters to reject the backward tribalistic Indian consciousness of Gandhi for the Black Consciousness of Biko and Strini Moodely. It is only by defeating white supremacy through black solidarity that we can truly realize a society and country that is genuinely free. It is only in freedom that black can become beautiful without tribalism.

Rupert Television wants blacks divided so that white monopoly capital can be strengthen and perpetuated. Biko’s black consciousness – currently kept alive and practiced by BLF, needs there to be solidarity between blacks to destroy white monopoly capital. ENCA needs to survive. They can’t be entertaining enemies of white monopoly capital that in turn owns it!

14 September 2017

Issued by BLF, National Secretariat for Political Education

Contact details

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First | Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za
National Secretary for Political Education: Neo Mokatsanyane
Cell number: 0814167288

 

BLF-SM UKZN remembers Steve Biko

BLF-SM UKZN remembers Steve Biko

Black First Land First – Student Movement, University of KwaZulu Natal (BLF-SM UKZN) commences #BLFBikoWeek at Howard College with our weekly ‘Clean the Campus’ program – thus continuing our commitment in assisting our parents who work within this institution. We meet at the Shepstone foyer at 07:00am on Monday 11 September 2017.

BLF-SM is a Black Consciousness movement inspired by Steve Biko who was one of the founders of the South African Student Organisation (SASO), a movement characterized by its service within the black community.

Inspired by Steve Biko, a former UKZN medical school student, we as BLF-SM are committed to serving the black community both inside and outside the institution. To this end we are working to unite all black people so as to take back the land.

The #BLFBikoWeek will also include mobilization, conscientisation and recruitment drives as well as two Biko lectures.

In this regard the program at the UKZN Howard College and Westville Campus respectively is as follows:

Monday, 11 September 2017

Howard College – ‘Clean the Campus’; spread Biko’s black consciousness (residence mobilisation)

Westville College – Spread Biko’s black consciousness (campus, and residence mobilisation)

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Howard College – spread Biko’s black consciousness (residence mobilisation)

Westville Campus – spread Biko’s black consciousness (campus mobilisation); Biko Lecture will be hosted in conjunction with Afri-esm at 6:15pm, in G1.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Howard College – Think!Black: Biko Lecture at 12:00pm at SH12 in
Westville Campus; Womxns dialogue will be hosted in conjunction with Res Life at 6pmin O-Block.

10 August 2017

Issued by BLF-SM UKZN

www.blf.org.za
Twitter: @BLACK1stLAND1st
Twitter: @BLF_SM
Facebook: BlackFirstLandFirst
[email protected]

BLF-SM UKZN Howard College Branch
Gabriel Dube
Secretary General
+27 82 936 9196

BLF-SM UKZN Westville Campus Branch
Spokesperson
Sifundo Nxele
+27 62 268 8456

Extracts from BLF political education induction documents – reading lists

Extracts from BLF political education induction documents – reading lists

Let’s study to fight

In the current national black waves recruitment program – towards the National Land Imbizo that will be held on 27 May 2017 in Mofolo Park, Soweto – two main areas of politics is generating a lot of interest, namely: the political orientation of the movement; and the question of who is black. The following are extracts from political education induction documents of BLF that speak to the areas of interest.

The Philosophical and Ideological perspective of BLF

The BLF is a black consciousness movement, inspired by Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko and Thomas Sankara. We seek a synthesis of the revolutionary ideas of Sobukwe (his radical Pan Africanism), Biko (his black consciousness) and Sankara as a practical elaboration of people’s power. These three revolutionaries cement the overall ideological orientation of our movement.

Reading list:

Sobukwe’s speeches
Biko’s 1972 interview
Biko’s “White Skin, Black Souls”
Thomas Sankara the upright man (Film)
Chinweizu “Black Colonialists: the root of the trouble with Africa”

Who is black?

The key question that defines our movement is: WHO IS BLACK? In this regard the BLF accepts the definition provided by Steve Biko. Every member is required to read the documents listed below.The relationship between our position being black and the fact of racism and white supremacy is a fundamental question for our movement. Studying these documents should give a member an understanding of the following:

Black as a political identity
Why black solidarity is important
Identifying who is black
The characteristics of a non white
What is racism?

Reading list:

Steve Biko’s “definition of black consciousness”
Steve Biko’s “Quest for True Humanity”
SASO Policy Manifesto
Andile Mngxitama’s “Black Can’t be Racist!”
BLFs statement, “peace amongst blacks, war to the enemy”

20 May 2017

Issued By Black First Land First (BLF)
National Secretariat for Political Education

Contact details

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First | Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za
National Secretary for Political Education: Neo Mokatsanyane
Cell number: 0814167288
Email: [email protected]