An Ode to the women of the revolution

An Ode to the women of the revolution

Black First Land First (BLF) honours the women of the revolution this month of International Women’s Day.

The colonised black majority includes the black women who in turn constitute the majority. The colonization of black women expresses itself in everything including in their labour, their voices and contributions. We applaud black women for their strength and courage in the face of the greatest evil which is our enemy – white supremacy.

From Mme Olivia Makete, who endured a brutal attack from Cyril Ramaphosa’s supporters who in turn showed disdain for her commitment to radical economic transformation; to BLF Deputy President Zanele Lwana, who remains fearless in championing the movement’s agenda for Radical Economic Transformation (RET) in a patriarchal white supremacist political environment; to Dudu Myeni, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; and to every other black woman who has shown resilience by casting away illusions and preparing to fight against the enemy – we applaud you all!

Our applause is for you for keeping up with the fight, not just of equality which includes the full and fair enjoyment of the benefits of RET, but most importantly of equity through the toppling of white rule.

In contrast to this, is the deafening silence of mainstream feminists, who don’t engage in the practical application of the principles of their movement.

Mainstream feminism looks down on radical historical frameworks of black resistance and demonizes women who engage in revolutionary praxis to facilitate resistance.

And finally, we especially honour the women of the revolutionary feminist BLF – the vanguards of RET. On the gender question, BLF women and men are guided by Black Consciousness, Pan Afrikanism and the leadership ethos of Assata Shakur and Thomas Sankara.

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

11 March 2018

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Press statement: BLF to charge racist Zille for pro-colonialism rants

Press statement: BLF to charge racist Zille for pro-colonialism rants

25 March 2017

Black First Land First (BLF) shall today, 25 March 2017, charge Western Cape Premier Helen Zille for crimen injuria relating to racism in that, through her pro-colonialism utterances last Thursday, she unlawfully and intentionally impaired the dignity of blacks and insulted their collective pain caused by colonialism. The movement, led by its Deputy President Zanele Lwana, will charge Zille this morning at 10 am at the Hillbrow Police Station in Johannesburg. Continue reading “Press statement: BLF to charge racist Zille for pro-colonialism rants”



Comrades I bring you revolutionary greetings from the National Coordination Committee (NCC) of our movement.

The NCC met over the weekend of 30 January 2016 in Johannesburg and took stock of the state of the Azanian revolution and the state of our own organisation.

The main theme from the political analysis was that the ruling party, in the year of elections, is again extending itself into the opposition of itself so that alternative voices and projects are crowded out. We see this dynamic in the pseudo struggles of COSATU, of ANC aligned youth and of student bodies. The ruling party projects itself as both the transgressor and the solution. For instance, the individual acts of racism from Penny Sparrow to Gareth Cliff are made possible by the cowardly refusal by the ruling party to deal decisively with racism. Similarly, in our universities outsourcing, exclusions because of fees are all a creation of the ANC policies and laws. In the same breadth we see ANC student bodies presenting themselves as warriors in the struggle for free education. This trend will only get worse in the coming months.