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

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]

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”