Covid-19: BLF calls on government to give the unemployed R50 000 each!

Covid-19: BLF calls on government to give the unemployed R50 000 each!

President Cyril Ramaphosa

The government with the support of political parties in Parliament is giving the poor R350 each over six months. This comes to two thousand and one hundred (R2 100) in total. It’s an insult. The government has decided to shamelessly give 2.1% of the R500 billion Covid-19 support package to the unemployed.

Black First Land First (BLF) demands that the poor be given a minimum of 20% up to a maximum of 50% of the relief fund. There is no clarity on what basis the government decided to give the unemployed just R350 per month for six months. It makes no sense.

BLF believes that a minimum of 5 million of the 10 million unemployed people in South Africa (SA) would qualify for the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant of R350. This means that when 20% of R500 billion is divided amongst 5 million unemployed people each person will get a total of twenty thousand rand (R20 000)
for 6 months. This amounts to 5 million unemployed people each getting R3 300 (three thousands and three hundred rand) per month for six months.

Moreover should 50% of R500 billion be divided amongst 5 million unemployed people, each person will get a total of fifty thousand rand (R50 000) for 6 months. This translates to 5 million unemployed people each getting R 8 300 (eight thousand three hundred rand) per month for six months.

There is accordingly no reason whatsoever why government is not giving the poor real relief. The money is there. Members of Parliament earn R1,137,933 a year. That’s over one million per annum! They however choose to give the poor a total of R2100 for a period of six months. They don’t respect their voters.

BLF asks President Ramaphosa to urgently allocate 20 to 50 percent of the R500 billion for the relief of the poor. It can be done. We ask the President and Mr Julius Malema if they can live on R350 a month?

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

14 May 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Happy birthday President Zuma

Happy birthday President Zuma

Black First Land First (BLF) wishes the Father of Radical Economic Transformation (RET), President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, a happy 78th birthday and many happy returns.

In honor of this day we recommit ourselves to realizing RET as a minimum program to unite all the progressive peoples towards advancing the course of real liberation.

BLF also takes this opportunity to acknowledge the 18th anniversary today of the US sponsored 2002 coup attempt on the democratically elected Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez.

To mark President Zuma’s birthday, we invite you to view the befitting documentary – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (a.k.a. Chavez: Inside the Coup) – which gives deep insight into the life of President Chavez in the seven months leading to the April 2002 coup and his return, about 48 hours later, to power.

As we celebrate President Zuma’s birthday, we continue to agitate and organize for a complete defeat and destruction of the London, Washington, Stellenbosch sponsored ‘New Dawn’ program of Ramaphosa that is busy surrendering the country to the enemy.

Happy birthday Comrade President Zuma!

Watch: https://youtu.be/FEsSf7ARpw8

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

12 April 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Covid-19: Ramaphosa allows Oppenheimers to break lockdown rules

Covid-19: Ramaphosa allows Oppenheimers to break lockdown rules

Nicky and Jonathan Oppenheimer

Black First Land First (BLF) is angered by the decision of the Ramaphosa government to allow Anglo American to force workers to work during the national lockdown.

Anglo American is allowed to break the lockdown rules and endanger thousands of black workers yet the black youth are tracked down by the intelligence and arrested for violating those rules.

BLF notes that Anglo American is owned by the Oppenheimers who are also one of the main sponsors of the CR17 campaign. They donated R10 million to that campaign to help Ramaphosa win the African National Congress (ANC) conference in Nasrec in December 2017.

Anglo American in the Northern Cape doesn’t provide an essential service. It must be shut down now!

BLF notes reports that “Anglo American has summoned mineworkers back to work at the Sishen iron ore mine in the Northern Cape after getting approval from the minister of mineral resources and energy.” This is evil!

The Ramaphosa government is allowing the police to kill black people saying that they are enforcing the lockdown but allows white monopoly capital to break the lockdown rules for profits.

It is unacceptable and must not be tolerated.

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

1 April 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Covid-19: BLF calls on Ramaphosa to turn all voting stations into testing centres

Covid-19: BLF calls on Ramaphosa to turn all voting stations into testing centres

Vietnam accelerates Covid-19 testing by designating 19 new facilities

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to turn all voting stations into testing centres for Covid-19, where the people can get tested for free.

The Ramaphosa government must stop the systemic suppression of the actual numbers of those infected by deliberately not making provision for the people to be tested.

There’s no reason why government can’t provide free testing for all. There is also no conceivable reason why government is not forcing the private healthcare sector to open its laboratories for free testing.

Voting stations are in the communities and can easily be converted into testing centres. If this government can set up voting stations to get votes, surely it can also use these stations to conduct free testing to save the lives of the voters.

The systemic non testing for Covid-19 has to end to prevent the spread of the virus and defeat it. It can be done. It just needs the political will that puts the people and not profits first.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
30 March 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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