BLF on Africa Day

BLF on Africa Day

The day has not yet dawned for Africa to celebrate. Our continent is still bound up in shackles that weigh heavier which each passing day on the ankles of the children of Africa . To speak frankly, Africa has nothing to celebrate.

Recognizing our plight without hiding our ugly truth, does not amount to the rejection of the great sacrifices of the first generation of freedom fighters led by the giant Nkwame Nkrumah. We honour those great leaders from Nkwame Nkrumah to Robert Sobukwe. However as we stand before their great achievements today, the balance sheet shows a great deficit of liberation. Africa remains in bondage.

Great Zimbabwe had been a glimmer of hope towards decolonizing black Africa in the last three decades or so. But after the country had deposed its founding father – the great Pan Afrikanist – Robert Mugabe, its new London appointed leaders are busy crawling back like cowards into the British so called Commonwealth hellhole.

At the southernmost tip of the great African continent, President Zuma put huge effort into abandoning the west for the east with the BRICS process. He, like Mugabe, was hit by a well oiled regime change program.

Africa is back on her knees begging for acceptance from the very same enslavers and colonialists. South African colonial white capital is the launching pad of colonialism across the continent. Free trade zones means the domination and destruction of African trade networks by the South African white settler monopoly capital.

A new crop of demagogic political class sounds militant rhetoric which only echoes the agenda of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). To this end the problems of Africa are reduced to the corruption of the compradorial African leadership thereby de facto shielding the continued plunder of the continent by the same multinational corporations that instituted slavery in the first instance.

Africa’s dream of an independent continent lies shattered by a leadership that lacks vision and vigour. The troubles of this continent are largely because African political and business leaders are too eager for western approval.

A new vision for a liberated Africa is now a matter of life and death. It can be done. Nkrumah did it.

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

25 May 2018

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Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
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(Head of Media & Communications)
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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
National Secretary for Political Education: Neo Mokatsanyane
Cell number: 0814167288
Email: [email protected]

On maintaining good political health of the movement

On maintaining good political health of the movement

On maintaining good political health of the movement

Message from the National Secretary for Political Education

We are currently experiencing the intensification of the global war for the consolidation of white imperialist power. In this context imperialism is sharpening its efforts to effect regime change in the country by removing the pro BRICS agenda President Zuma and replacing him with a puppet of imperialism, Cyril Ramaphosa. In this regard we have witnessed how opposition parties and civil society entities, in collaboration with imperialism, have tried to create a constitutional crisis in the country to lead it into paralysis. To this end Black First Land First (BLF) has counseled that the best form of defence is attack – hence its two pronged response to destroy the enemy via the campaigns #HandsOffZumaEconomicLiberationNow and #FightImperialismTakeBackTheLand. Continue reading “On maintaining good political health of the movement”



Today we remember the hundreds of our people murdered by the apartheid regime for standing up and saying “enough is enough”.

Today we remember and honor the leadership and legacy of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. We remember his exemplary motto of “Serve…Suffer…Sacrifice”.  Sobukwe led from the front. He was prepared to suffer for his beliefs.

Today we note that those who murdered and maimed our people remain free. Those who massacred our people have not been called to account.
We note that there has not been acknowledgement, there has not been reparations for the Sharpville massacre. Continue reading “BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST ON SHARPVILLE DAY”