BLF supports the NUM march against AngloGold Ashanti

BLF supports the NUM march against AngloGold Ashanti

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on society to support the protest march by the National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) in defence of 8 500 jobs that may be lost at AngloGold Ashanti. BLF believes that the mass retrechments by the company, where Sipho Pityana is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), are part of the attack on the economy by white monopoly capital in its campaign for regime change.

Pityana is a vocal regime change agent. The plan is to turn the workers against President Zuma by putting the blame of joblessness on him instead of the unpatriotic mining industry. These retrenchments are about sabotaging the Mining Charter. Pityana is a leading opponent of the Mining Charter. To this end he is now sacrificing black workers in his evil scheme to try and stop the Mining Charter from being implemented.

BLF calls on NUM to demand worker’s ownership immediately. Furthermore, BLF asks NUM to put AngloGold Ashanti on terms. If they retrench workers, then the workers will be mobilized to occupy and take over the mines. The truth is that the mining bosses need the workers and the profits more that the workers need to be under the exploitative employment of the mining bosses. Now is the time to demand what is ours and be owners of the mines ourselves.

The call by NUM is correct and progressive. BLF says; defend the jobs! Implement the Mining Charter now!

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

4 August 2017
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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

Day two of shut down of Vametco Mine in Brits

Day two of shut down of Vametco Mine in Brits

Black First Land First (BLF) has dispatched a delegation to Mothutlung, a town in the North-West Province, this morning. This follows a request by the Mothutlung community for BLF to support them in their righteous struggle.

The community has shut down the Vametco mine in support of the Mining Charter since yesterday. The mine is located in the land of the community but the community only has 2% shareholding in it. This is unjust and an insult. The community is therefore demanding 30% shareholding in the mine as provided for in the Mining Charter.

BLF supports the shut down of the mine. We shall provide all the necessary support to the Mothutlung community so as to ensure that the people own the minerals. All the roads leading to the mine are shut down. They have been barricaded with burning tyres.

Let the people enjoy the wealth in their land! Land or death!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee, Black First Land First
26 July 2017

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Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First | Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

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

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

 

BLF supports the Mining Charter

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the Chamber of Mines to stop its anti black racist agenda and to support the Mining Charter as part of reparations for genocide and mass murder which has built that sector. BLF is very clear and we reiterate the Mining Charter must be defended and shall be defended.

BLF is aware that the Mining Charter has come under attack from white monopoly capital (WMC) led by the Chamber of Mines using the untransformed courts to block transformation. Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is in the right path and the Mining Charter is the most important policy statement since 1994. However those who control the mines, control our economy. They know that the courts are untransformed and will side with WMC. We call on our people to support the Mining Charter and to defend Minister Zwane.

BLF is also aware that agents of WMC are in a campaign to deny the very existence of WMC – again using the media and the courts.
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

14 July 2017

BLF Email: [email protected]
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 to picket Peter Bruce for fake news

BLF to picket Peter Bruce for fake news

The white owned media has unleashed a massive campaign against the truth. It hides white corruption and racism of white monopoly capital and attacks whoever is fighting this injustice. Right now people like the journalist, Peter Bruce, are manufacturing fake news against even the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, because she has ruled that ABSA must pay back the money.

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