4th Birthday Quiz on Black First Land First

4th Birthday Quiz on Black First Land First

Black First Land First (BLF) turns 4 today. Here’s some general knowledge questions and answers about the organization:

Questions

1. What is BLF’s Philosophy of Liberation?

2. What is BLF’s vision?

3. What is BLF’s minimum program?

4. What is BLF’s desired end goal?

5. What is the objective of BLF?

6. Who is the enemy of Black people?

7. What about gender relations?

8. Why does BLF want to go to parliament? Is parliament not a bourgeois institution?

9. Once in parliament, will BLF not be fat cats?

10. What will BLF do for Black unity?

Answers

1. BLF’s philosophy of liberation is Black Consciousness as principally developed by Steve Bantu Biko, Pan-Africanism as principally developed by Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe and the leadership ethos as elaborated by Thomas Sankara.

2. Black people must come first in all areas of life. White people, if at all, will benefit as a byproduct of blacks being served first.

3. Radical Economic Transformation (RET), which puts land first and has the best possibility to unite all black people irrespective of party political affiliation.

4. To usher in a Black socialist society where exploitation and oppression cease to exist. The wealth of the nation shall be equitably shared.

5. BLF is a Black Consciousness organization. It’s objective is accordingly to struggle for the emancipation of black people.

6. White Monopoly Capital (WMC) which is a system of power which benefits all white people and disadvantages all Blacks.

7. South Africa is a racist, capitalist and patriarchal society shaped by white supremacy. The question of women’s liberation is central to the emancipatory process, but there can be no ending patriarchy outside of ending white supremacy itself.

8. Yes, parliament is a bourgeois institution, but it can be used to assist the revolutionary process in two main respects:

i) To provide a platform to agitate for radical proposals and educating the masses.

ii) To provide much needed resources to fund the revolutionary movement outside parliament. In approach, BLF holds that we must be “anti-politics politically engaged”, meaning we must use politics to end politics.

9. BLF Members of Parliament (MPs) will not be paid a salary which is much higher than the Marikana workers minimum wage of R12 500. BLF will use the rest of the salaries to build the movement outside parliament.

10. BLF will work to unite all black political parties on the basis of Radical Economic Transformation (RET). We shall strive to set up a non-partisan parliamentary caucus for all pro-RET MPs.

Know your BLF.

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

14 May 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Julius Malema gave R6 million to white businesses

Julius Malema gave R6 million to white businesses

Photo credit: iAfrica

Black First Land First (BLF) is yet again forced to comment on the lack of a pro black ideology, black consciousness (BC), by black political parties like the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The lack of BC has reduced these parties to being servants of white monopoly capitalists like Johann Rupert. Now the EFF has proudly given R6 million to the Solidarity Fund which is a mechanism that prioritizes white businesses. The R6 million is in fact a gift from Julius Malema to white businesses.

The Black Business Council (BBC) has consistently complained about how the Solidarity Fund has sidelined black businesses. Malema ignored these legitimate cries. To this end he chose to donate the R6 million with no conditions in favor of black businesses to the same Solidarity Fund.

Black businesses, like spaza shops, have been destroyed by the lack of government support during the lockdown. In fact white monopoly capital (WMC) is now taking over the township economy after the destruction of black businesses during the Covid-19 crisis.

As correctly reported, “[t]he list of companies that have been awarded multibillion-rand contracts to supply critical medical equipment for the country’s fight against Covid-19 is dominated by white-owned companies”. BLF asks, why give more money to white companies?

The pro white Business for South Africa (B4SA), which controls the Solidarity Fund, has been selecting predominantly white entities to be awarded contracts to supply personal protective equipment (PPE), in a process that looks like nepotism.

BLF supports the objection of the South African United Business Confederation (SAUBC) to Tito Mboweni‘s decision to allow the pro WMC B4SA to select businesses to supply PPEs via a process which is out of kilter with government procurement policies. This is corruption.
BLF can’t dictate what Malema must do with the money of his organisation. However, we are duty bound by our revolutionary conscience to expose the fact that the donation is being given to white businesses. Our BC dictates that we raise this matter on behalf of the marginalized black businesses. We invite Malema to abandon white thinking and adopt BC.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
10 May 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Biko lecture in KZN was a resounding success

Biko lecture in KZN was a resounding success

Black First Land First in KwaZulu-Natal (BLF (KZN)) acknowledges the great support of the communities of Mayville and the surrounding areas towards making the #BikoLecture such a great success in the Wiggins Community Hall on Saturday, 23 September 2017.

The main lesson of the #BikoLecture, which was delivered by our National President Andile Mngxitama, is that facilitating this revolution via the medium of black consciousness (BC) is indispensable. To this end the teachings of our revolutionary father of Black Consciousness, Steve Bantu Biko, is very crucial. BLF (KZN) has accordingly committed itself to continue with the struggle, guided by BC, for the total liberation of our people through land expropriation without compensation!

BC reminds us, as indicated in the #BikoLecture, of the following:

1. Slavery, colonialism and apartheid have never ended in this country. It just disguised itself through the various institutions including the media and the economy – which are all controlled by the very same perpetrators who have inflicted oppression on black people since their arrival here on ships! Hence the people must not be mislead by the propaganda of the white owned media. The state was captured in 1652 by land thieves who have used the wealth that was meant for black people to operate as white monopoly capital!

2. President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas did not steal R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank! They do not own over 80% of the land and 97% of the economy as indicated in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). They do not exploit the mineral resources of this country and use black people as cheap labour – white people do! We must continue to support President Zuma who has made the most significant call, that no other sitting President of this country has made since 1994 – expropriation of land without compensation! The President has decided to fight imperialism by taking back the land – we must fight with him!

3. Any solution to black people’s problems – such as poverty – that does not begin with addressing the land question, is a false solution.

We are grateful to the hundreds of people who attended the #BikoLecture by our President who was warmly received with cheers, honor and ululation. It is evident that the people believe in BLF as the vanguard of the black liberation struggle guided by BC.

BLF (KZN) acknowledges the SABC who provided media coverage at the lecture, local BLF members, the student movement and volunteers. We are furthermore grateful to the entire national structure of the movement who attended and participated with the spirit of Biko!

Free the mind, take the land!
#BikoLives
Izwelethu!

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF BLF (KZN)

25 September 2017

Contact Details

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

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

Tiki Shabane
(Provincial Secretary )
Cell: 0736370053

 

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