A letter to the New York Times:
THERE’s something to be said about the memory of those who come from very little financially and rise to become millionaires without doing much work. The black economic empowerment millionaires that is – they seem to suffer from tragic memory
WHEN the legal head of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) Buang Jones lodged a hate speech case against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth, he had taken his anti-racism crusade too far. In a sport where racism constantly rears its
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Vaal Uprising. Throughout 1984 rent increases were met with fierce opposition from the residents. The increase came in the midst of deepening economic recession. The apartheid colonialism was experiencing a general crisis.
I really hate letting the air out of the tyres of any of the Black Bandwagons, but someone has to do it.
One particularly over inflated bandwagon is the whole Black Academic Achievement Bandwagon.
Every year around graduation time folks start posting
It was one cold day when my friends and I were arguing about colonialism. Some were saying that colonialism was justified because it brought ‘civilisation’ to us whilst some were of the thought that it did more harm than good.
Navigating through township life was a journey marred with challenges, the attainment of a better life and access to opportunity was central to our struggle. As children, our earlier dreams were to live in better neighbourhoods with appropriate amenities. As
I am a Medical Practitioner (Doctor), practicing at Thohoyandou, Vhembe district in Limpopo province.
My journey into the medical career was somewhat tortuous. It began in infancy some medieval ages ago. Initially it was just the most appropriate answer that a
The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the judicial murder of an outstanding hero of our struggle, Cde Solomon Kalishu Mahlangu. Mahlangu was swept in the turmoil following the Soweto uprisings of 1976 and was forced to abandon his studies
MR PAUL LATEGAN
Chairperson: The School Governing Body (SGB)
Principal: Ms Carol Drysdale
Rivonia Primary School
Our youngest son Kwame Stainbank was a student at Rivonia Primary School from Grade 1 to Grade 7. As best we can recall, in 2008 Kwame was a
I have just read Daily Maverick contributor, Stephen Grootes’ analysis of Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s tenure as Public Protector – an article in which he calls her all sorts of things, including a criminal or at least a servant of criminals.
Vice Chancellor Makhanya
UNISA invited Chief Justice Mogoeng to deliver the 9th Es’kia Mphahlele Memorial Lecture on 28 September 2018. We received a copy of his speech from Ms Khanya Mahlare
There are times when one tragedy tells us how a whole system works behind its democratic facade and helps us understand how much of the world is run for the benefit of the powerful and how governments often
I penned an article about the proposed “Unbundling of ESKOM” and what needs to be done https://uncensoredopinion.co.za/the-decision-to-split-eskom-major-strategic-setback/ A brother by the name of Thomas Oupa Mnisi chose not to
IT’S been a long road of scare tactics ending in defamatory statements at the State Capture Commission since the day I received the now infamous Angelo Agrizzi recording with his racist rant and claims that he could turn the negative
The type of skewed reporting by a so called ‘investigative’ and ‘objective’ publication like Daily Maverick makes me so sick that I actually, really feel like throwing up (but not giving up, fortunately). Here’s the full recording of Angelo
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL EDITORS FORUM (Sanef) must open its books to the public in the name of transparency following a leaked email reportedly from former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi, instructing his former colleagues in the accounts department to pay R100,000
FORMER CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), Lucky Montana, remembers this humble, patient and highly knowledgeable man. A great organiser of the workers and leader of the trade union movement and a militant of the liberation
By Pinky Khoabane
Dear Mr President
I listened to parts of your answers in the Question & Answer session in the National Assembly the other day and among the issues you touched upon was
UnCensored is an independent, self-funded platform whose goal is to tell the stories that establishment media ignore. Self-funded means I have to work on other projects to be able to fund this project.
We’ve brought you stories of banking cartels that
PRAVIN GORDHAN is a pharmacist who was deployed to the South African Revenue Services (Sars) to collect business and personal tax and then later dispensed budget allocations as Finance Minister. His endeavours were for the good health of our economy
In a document titled, “No to the Destruction and Cessation of South Africa’s Strategic Nuclear Capabilities,” NEHAWU wrote, among other things, that:
“South African involvement with nuclear energy and technology started in 1948 and South Africa was a founding member of
WHEN Europe invaded our land, they told us through their missionaries, that our christianity was superstition and that theirs was scientific. And they made it impossible to adopt their christianity without abandoning our culture and tradition hence we are where
Eskom has possibly violated Section 33 of the constitution and the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act No.3 of 2000 for having cut off electricity for
The Sunday Times has cast serious doubts over the publication of stories under my editorship in 2011, saying it will return prize money won by the journalists and that it fully apologises for the stories. In the face of a
THE recording from which UnCensored reported the racist rants by Angelo Agrizzi and his offer to help “clean up” Bosasa, now African Global Operations, in return for removing the Black directors and replacing them with himself as chief executive officer,
During the past year, I have grown increasingly uneasy with a fairly common bit of semantic slippage: in headlines, in think pieces, and on social media, many people use the phrases “#MeToo movement” and “#MeToo moment” interchangeably, without acknowledging the gulf
Mxolisi Ka Nkomonde: South Africa’s basic education is controlled by corporations that benefited from apartheid and questions their motives.
Who controls South Africa’s basic education?
South African education has for centuries been controlled by the state with a few private schools which
ANGELO AGRIZZI is the racist recorded calling his former colleagues kaffirs. He was the Chief Operating Officer at Bosasa, now African Global Operations (AGO). An exit agreement, in the region of R40m, was reached with him when internal records showed
Writing in his 1952 book Black Skin White Masks, Psychiatrist Frantz Fanon described South Africa as a racist country. Has it changed? Is it no longer a racist country? Is there any person who honestly believes that the
South Africa listens as you and your colleagues at Radio 702, loudly so, grow your personal
In his input, Collected Works, Volume 22, Russian Marxist Vladimir Lenin wrote; “So one army lines up in one place and says ‘we are for socialism’ and another, somewhere else says, ‘we are for imperialism’, and that will be a
THE month of August focuses our attention on the trials and tribulations women have undergone, their successes and challenges, but more importantly gender based violence, which is now spiralling out of control in our country. While we focus on this
YESTERDAY we woke up to news that yet another young person had committed suicide. Khensani Maseko, a third year student at Rhodes University had written several posts on rape on Twitter and later posted on Instagram on the hours leading
“People’s actions are strongly influenced by their knowledge base. People act on their beliefs. You can manipulate a person’s actions by corrupting their knowledge base, warping historical truth, or ignoring it completely. Knowledge can make for independence if
WE’ve been hard at work in the past few weeks putting together a blog that will hopefully be more user friendly. We’ve improved the format, so so as to ensure you find more easily what you are looking for. There’s a
Siyanda Madikane speaks to the remains of his grandfather’s brother Lennox Madikane who was hanged in 1963 and buried in a pauper grave. (Alex Nitchley, News24)
HAVING returned from a trip to the
By Sam Ditshego
“Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world”, Henry Kissinger.
Vicky Momberg sentenced to three years for calling a cop a kaffir
WRITING in the Sunday Independent four years ago, I asked why South Africa didnt follow in the footsteps of other
AS the African National Congress (ANC) discusses the much talked about renewal of the party, there are calls from many platforms, shared by its leaders, to look
By Dr Lehlohonolo Kennedy Mahlatsi
Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week takes place across the world. It aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project, Israel’s apartheid policies, and to
Written by Charles Sewela
Investing is an integral part of growing wealth over time. This is common knowledge. However, for the longest time, the space of investing has been left to pension
WHAT happened at VBS Mutual Bank is nothing short of a hostile takeover. It illustrates, once again, how regulations by governments working in cahoots with the big boys of business simply
IT doesn’t matter which way you want to look at yesterday’s budget speech, it simply does nothing for the poor. The increase in value added tax (VAT) from 14% to
By Finn Wightman
Read the letter below
I bumped into this letter on the Internet some years ago but
SA President Jacob Zuma (left) ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa (right) – the headache facing the ANC
THERE has been much speculation about the secret negotiations taking place between South Africa’s President
Despite the brutal humiliation of apartheid, it could not suppress the vibrant culture which developed in the townships writes Greg Alexander Mashaba
Two weeks ago I attended together with my brother Juba the
LET’s get the lies out of the way so that we can address the real dangers of monopolies, monopoly power, censorship and the powerlessness of
LANGUAGE is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used for good and evil, to denigrate and praise. It can be used to manage our thinking. And this is clearly demonstrated
By Cornel West Via The Guardian www.theguardian.com
The disagreement between Coates and me is clear: his view of black America is narrow and dangerously misleading
‘Coates’ allegiance to Obama has produced an impoverished
By Ejike Obineme via Truthout www.truth-out.org
Dr. Cornel West speaks at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 3, 2009. (Photo: James Stewart)
When the history of resistance to oppression is written, it
By Greg Alexander Mashaba
In between joining family to celebrate Christmas and the ushering in of a new year, I have found time to reflect on the majority
David Lewis of Corruption Watch (left) Johann Kriegler of Freedom Under Law (centre), Johann Rupert Billionaire bought a farm in alleged trial fixing case (right). The author
By John Pilger
I first understood the power of the documentary during the editing of my first film, The Quiet Mutiny.
In the commentary, I make reference to a chicken, which my crew and
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe
THE plethora of cases in the courts, with one faction of the African National Congress (ANC) pitted against another is a serious indictment on the secretary general’s
By Brian Ebden
A BELATED OPEN LETTER TO MOSIUOA LEKOTA WITH REFERENCE TO YOUR TELEPHONIC DISUSSION ON THE EUSEBIUS MCKAISER SHOW, RADIO 702 – 10 APRIL 2017 (Also known as “White people
In our series of Today in History, two days ago, we showcased a revolutionary, first president of the African National Congress, Ntate John Langalibalele Dube. http://uncensoredopinion.co.za/today-history-john-langalibalele-dube-born/
One of the key issues is
Miner’s lung with silicosis & tuberculosis
WITH the vast shares held by some members of the ANC ruling party in mining houses, will the advice by Parliament’s Mineral Resources Committee for
FW De Klerk – Last President of Apartheid SA
FROM using former revolutionaries of the liberation struggle to employing their relatives in strategic positions, many of the individuals and companies that
WHITE SUPREMACISTS in Germany who wish to demonstrate their longing for Adolf Hitler and Nazism have no choice but to find “creative” ways of showing
By Tiisetso ‘Afrika’ Makhele
Suspects in Rwandan Genocide await their turn in front of a gacaca court – established to tackle the 1million people implicated as perpetrators. The courts were based on a
#FeesMustFall brought students of all race groups in the fight for free education
Bongani Ngcobo responds to Kobedi’s response in which he (Kobedi) sought to clarify issues emanating from his original piece http://uncensoredopinion.co.za/need-whites-united-front-fight-poverty-inequality-unemployment-socio-economic-ills/which has generated
The Oppenheimers are South Africa’s wealthiest family having made their ill-gotten money off the blood of Africans here and surrounding countries in diamond mines….But they
Kobedi writes another piece in which he clarifies issues emanating from his original piece http://uncensoredopinion.co.za/need-whites-united-front-fight-poverty-inequality-unemployment-socio-economic-ills/which has generated a fair amount of reaction including an article from Bongani Ngcobo http://uncensoredopinion.co.za/blacks-really-need-include-whites-finding-solutions-socio-economic-problems-affecting/
Just to provide
Back in the mid 1980s, one of my favourite videos of ANC leaders was that of Cde Thabo Mbeki wherein he spoke at length
Media portrays poverty as Black
Bongani Ngcobo responds to Kobedi’s article on the need for Blacks to include Whites in their campaigns if they are to be successful.
The article to which he responds,
By Kobedi, one of our avid readers sent us this piece….He argues that Blacks can learn much from the universal language adopted by #FeesMustFall movement and hence its success. The narrative was neither White nor Black and for that reason
By Dan Glazebrook – a freelance political writer who has written for RT, Counterpunch, Z magazine, the Morning Star, the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Independent and Middle East Eye, amongst others.
Yet another racist advert emerged last week – this time, a Black woman having used Dove’s body lotion – a Unilever product – turned white. Like all the other racist
By Justin Lewis
Here’s an open letter by Legal reform campaigner Justin Lewis to the newly appointed Judge Nare Frans Kgomo who heads the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) – a unit
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng (Centre) with some of her “Mathematics Sisters”
TOO often the academic records of Black academics are put under scrutiny – most often for
By Dr Lehlohonolo Kennedy Mahlatsi and Tiisetso Makhele
The Democratic Alliance, a significant political vehicle for advancing the neo-liberal project, enjoys considerable support and sympathy from a wide range of media, NGOs, business associations,
by Adrienne Keene @NativeApprops
“You have to get comfortable with being lonely”
–Sherman Alexie, giving advice for Native students who choose to strike out away from their community.
It was our seventh lecture together, and I
Since the judgment of the Constitutional Court on Nkandla, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has become the poster boy for the face of constitutionality. His speech in April last year, on
By David Dube MPL and Former Provincial Chairperson Mpumalanga
The African National Congress is bleeding today in the KwaZulu Natal Province!
Disunity is the order of the day! Mistrust is the order of the
Firstly, let me indicate to you what you already know. Your money is dirty and stinks of our people’s blood. Your billions are not a product of
Article first published in Buddy Wells’ Blog
According to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the SA Reserve Bank’s primary mandate is to “protect the value of the currency in the
ON either side of the ANC presidential race, the two leading contenders face fears stemming from association with two forces. For Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa the association with white monopoly
Greg Alexander Mashaba
I have deliberately refrained from commenting on the issue of the email saga surrounding Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa ever since the story broke late last week. My reasons for doing so
By Steve Motale
I’ve noted with utter disgust the attempt by some elements in the media to cast aspersions on my integrity by linking me to “a smear campaign” aimed at bringing down
Statistician General Pali Lehohla
The Statistician General, Pali Lehohla, has announced that South Africa’s GDP grew by 2.5% between April and June this year. According to this report, Agriculture and
Zwelinzima Vavi leading the march to Aids Conference in Durban in 2016
LAST week I asked if we care if a politician is a womaniser and gave examples from around the world which
By Ntombi Mekgwe
As we draw the curtain on the month-long celebration of Women’s Month, this should by no means mean that we scale down with the recognition of the contribution that women
FOLLOWING the article by Sunday Independent that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was involved in extra-marital affairs with eight women, and his confession that he did have an affair with the doctor mentioned
By Nomi Prins via www.nomiprins.com
Since late 2007, the Federal Reserve has embarked on grand-scale collusion with other G-7 central banks to manufacture a massive amount of money.
Cyril Ramaphosa with his wife, Tshepo Motsepe
AN email with questions about the private life of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa went viral last night. In it are salacious details about eight women with
President Uhuru Kenyatta has come out guns blazing calling the ruling to nullify Kenya’s presidential elections “political” and said he would however respect the decision.
“Light Nigga, Dark Nigga, Faux Nigga, Real Nigga, Rich Nigga, House Nigga……Still Nigga”
These are the lyrics by American Hip Hop Mogul, JayZ, in a song highlighting racial denialism. And
Dear Mam Baleka
Recently, there was a motion of no confidence in the President of South Africa by the opposition parties. The biggest challenge was not the motion but the fact that the
By Shandu Ka Ndaba
Dear Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
Why are you still pushing poison implemented during apartheid to deal with the ‘black peril’ better known as ‘swart gevaar’ through population control and eugenics? Why
President Jacob Zuma and Mondli Gungubele with family of slain SACP leader Chris Hani
I’VE tried so hard not to write this note, pondering wether to engage you personally or not. Then I
IN THESE days of extensive political agendas, photoshop and advanced technology, those who disseminate information are going to have to be vigilant in sifting through fact from fiction.
A string of
An ANC Member who has withheld his name says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is being unfairly vilified by many in the ANC. Ramaphosa, a shareholder at Lonmin Platinum mine at the time of the
By Kim Heller. Article first published in The New Age
Picture: Thapelo Morebudi
IT IS a sight that I will never forget. The unspeakable hurt of an elderly infirm woman whose protection was in
Bishop Valentine Seane
Early yesterday morning I received an email enquiry from one cousin of mine who is a parishioner at St Charles Catholic Church in Victory Park, Randburg. He wanted
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa sharing a light moment
THE ANC presidential race is on! At the beginning of the year some of us said it would be bloody as the
By Mlungisi Myezo
ANC Top Six: Jessie Duarte, Gwede Mantashe, Baleka Mbete, Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa and Zweli Mkhize
In the year of one of the greatest
CASTER SEMENYA silenced critics yesterday by defending her title in a stunning personal best of 1:55.16 – the eight fastest of all time – to win the 800m gold.
Her win, unsurprisingly, has been embroiled in controversy over her
By Zizamele “Zamo” Madlala
Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana
Dear Honourable Deputy Minister
I am saddened and angered by your deplorable behaviour Honourable Deputy Minister. There are no words that can accurately articulate how much you have
Shandu KaNdaba argues that the ANC MPs who voted with the opposition in the attempt to have President Jacob Zuma impeached are worse than Askaris. She says Askaris were tortured and brutalised before they turned against their comrades.
By Carl Niehaus
In 1966 the American politician Robert F. Kennedy (brother of former USA President John F. Kennedy) delivered a speech in Cape Town in which he attacked the apartheid regime. He
These people didn’t give you the mandate to vote with opposition against ANC
My leaders, you will forgive me dearly for I am unable to address you by names due
On the occasion of National Women’s Day, The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), salutes all the women of our
By Mukovhe Masutha
History is littered with countless examples of how the elite hijack working class struggles in order to preserve class and social domination. The Nxasana task team’s proposed Ikusasa Students Financial
Dear Comrade President
After today’s no confidence vote in you, which the Speaker of Parliament Comrade Baleka Mbete has ruled should be held in secret, your enemies will emerge with sharpened
ANC Member of Parliament Makhosi Khoza on tomorrow’s Vote of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma
Tomorrow’s vote of no confidence is not a “silver bullet” that will rescue our ailing country but
Open Letter by Zizamele “Zamo” Madlala – National Spokesperson – Black Economic Foundation
I pen this letter with extreme difficulty as I have been raised not only to respect my elders but to
In most platforms where I argue for socialism, I always get the brisk question; “Where has socialism worked?” My sincere belief is that the question that needs
(For Comrade Ronnie Mamoepa, Adios!)
A spirited soul refusing to be dispirited,
Against all odds, you fought gallantly, regardless,
Whether with a foe or friend,
Your compass always to all fairness levelled.
From the dusty
By Luthando Brukwe
Richemont’s Richard Lepeu earned R93.91m in 2016
It’s the end of the financial year for many listed companies, where results linked to performance will be unveiled in many such entities. However,
An Open Letter to a Seasoned Cadre – By Tiisetso Makhele
Dear Mr. Thabo Mbeki
Ordinarily, I do not make a mistake of addressing seasoned cardres, whose level of political consciousness and superiority has
FW De Klerk – “The Unconvicted Murderer” according to Eugene de Kock
The second sitting of the inquest into Ahmed Timol’s death stands as a stark reminder of the inhumanity of
Following two of our letters to Honourable Comrade Themba Godi, who heads the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA), to invite South African Airways (SAA) to account for the rot taking place there, he
Citizen instructed to apologise to Gengezi Mgidlana
SOME journalists are using all manner of underhanded tactics to deny the subjects of their stories the right-of-reply as stipulated in the Code of
SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago
The public protectors remedial action on changing the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) mandate might have not met jurisdictional requirements in terms of the Constitution
By Greg Alexander Mashaba
Going into the 14 TH National Congress of the SACP, very much like the Policy Conference of the ANC which preceded it, South Africans from all walks of life, especially
I read your interview on “ANC Thugs” published in Biznews recently, with a mixture of shock and a tinge of amusement. It was shocking but not altogether surprising that you have
How ironic that after years of Blacks being on the receiving end of the most racist vitriol in the comments sections of most, if not
The 5th Policy Conference of the African National Congress has come and gone. The high level of discipline and the quality of the debate which characterised the conference has left
In the dying days of her term as Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela was burning the midnight oil to bring out her ‘State of Capture’ report. Miraculously she managed to
In each epoch, history presents a mission that should be implemented by the generation in that era. The 1912 generation was tasked with a mammoth task of
Johann Rupert – Remgro & FirstRand
With more than 60% of children under 6 years old suffering from malnutrition  it’s important to identify who controls
THE latest in the sea of campaigns to attempt to unseat President Jacob Zuma has emerged by way of a campaign called Country Duty. It wouldn’t be of any interest had it not
The contrast of Kayamandi township and Stellenbosh in Western Cape. Picture by Johnny Miller in his series of pictures exposing SA’s inequality – www.unequalscenes.com
The claim by Bell
The South African media have set such dangerous precedents that they find themselves in the position of having to defend what they’ve allowed to go unchallenged, when it happens to people they dislike.
The African National Congress emerged from its five day National Policy Conference stronger and more united than before the thousands of delegates last Friday walked through the gates of NASREC.
South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande has AGAIN threatened – if anyone still cares to listen – that “we will go it
AMONG the ANC’s proposals to be debated “extensively by the branches” is a power-sharing model that will have the losing presidential candidate becoming the first deputy president and due to the
The white monopoly capital denialism campaign reached the highest pinnacle last night. It was at the end of ANC’s policy conference and commissions were reporting back the outcomes of their discussions. Joel
In the closing press conference at the Gauteng Provincial General Council, Comrade David Makhura, the deputy chairperson of the ANC in Gauteng, denied the existence of white monopoly capital
To: Uncensored and
Mr. Emerald van Zyl and
Black Land first (BLF).
Attn. PK, Emerald, Andile.
Dear PK, Emerald, Andile,
1.The THEFT by ABSA of Rand BILLIONS from the People of South Africa; the ANC; STATE
Since the release of the Public Protector’s report on 19 June this week on instructions that relate to the recovery of ABSA Lifeboat funds, and public
The Black Empowerment Foundation (BEF) notes the judgment of the Constitutional Court that has been handed down today. We will study the judgment in detail but in summary will accept the judgment
“When the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund lend money to debtor countries, the money comes with strings attached. These strings come in the form of policy prescriptions called
MKMVA welcomes the clear and unambiguous conclusions and findings in the final Report of the Public Protector on the ALLEGED FAILURE BY GOVERNMENT TO RECOVER FUNDS BORROWED TO ABSA
In her report the
Dear Comrade Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane
We, and here I speak on behalf of many who have waited for years, are ecstatic to finally have the matter of the ABSA conspiracy and theft – concocted
Dear Comrade Mbalula
I have read, and re-read, your comments made on Twitter regarding the current Chairperson of the ANC in Free State, Comrade Ace Magashule, and his
By Kim Heller. Article was first published in The New Age www.thenewage.co.za
IN LATE 2014, after I resigned as the deputy secretary of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Gauteng, several people asked me
The leadership of the MK Inkuleleko Foundation have written an open letter in which it takes issue with Trevor Manuel’s stance on white monopoly capital. The article was first published at www.iol.co.za.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula
This opinion piece is in response to:
Fikile, do you remember the tears you shed over the Guptas? by Trevor Manuel in the Daily Maverick
Khaya Sithole with Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele at the PWV event
At the end of his column “About Auditors, Charters and Radical Economic Transformation” http://uncensoredopinion.co.za/about-auditors-charters-and-radical-transformation/ Khaya Sithole wrote: “Rumour has it I will be invited
By Tshepo Kgadima
WITH ten months to go before the end of this financial year, it is becoming more likely that not even 10% of the R150 billion, which constitutes 30% of the R500
By Mike Hampton. Article published in www.knysnakeep.org
This is about the Democratic Alliance (DA) you don’t want to know. This has nothing to do with the ANC or any excuse of the dangerously
The author looks at Trevor Manuel’s complicity in commodification of basic services to citizens in line with IMF and World Bank. He was part of Old Mutual and Sanlam’s demutualisation project. Guess what….He is now the chairman of Old Mutual
In its watershed meeting held from the 26th until the 28th May 2017, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC made some important decisions which I believe need to be celebrated. Firstly, the NEC instructed its
Dear Comrade Minister
We have in recent months learnt of institutionalised corruption at South African Airways (SAA) and in the past week or so, at Treasury. We have learnt of this runaway corruption
Written by Colin Arendse on his Facebook Page
On Friday, 26 May 2017, ANN7 dropped a bombshell when it revealed the contents of an INTERNAL audit report into our Treasury under former Finance Ministers,
ONE, among the many controversies surrounding the Gupta family is whether they are Black – in the South African racial classification sense that is. Many of their
President Jacob Zuma is reported to have lashed at his detractors in the ANC, threatening that they should not “push him too far”.
He’s said to have told the NEC at this weekend’s
Chris Hitchins, CEO of DSTV Media Sales
The Competition Commission announced yesterday that it had fined MultiChoice’s advertising sales division, DSTV Media Sales (Pty) Ltd, R108m for price-fixing and the fixing
The complainants in the interest rates discrimination case against First National Bank (FNB) intend subpoenaing Paul Harris to testify in the Western Cape Equality Court when the financial giant answers
A SYNOPSIS OF THE RANGE OF COUNTER –REVOLUTIONERY FORCES DEPLOYED AGAINST THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
A BRIEF EXAMINATION OF THE POSITION OF THE CHURCH IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA By GREG ALEXANDER MASHABA
In the ensuing debate on judicial overreach and its harm or not to our democracy, I thought Steven Friedman’s article published in Business Live was enlightening.
If you want to place the courts
By Dr Lehlohonolo Kennedy Mahlatsi and Tiisetso ‘Afrika’ Makhele
Dr Lehlohonolo Mahlatsi
The Constitution is the supreme law of the country and provides for
UnCensored has approached the Public Protector’s office to investigate allegations of rampant corruption at South African Airways (SAA).
Last week we published a story about allegations of runaway corruption at the
By Adil Nchabeleng
The promise for a Better life for all in South Africa was the dream that we all had when apartheid ended and all South Africans voted for the first time in
We can argue of course, that Zuma has successfully resisted repeated attempts by white monopoly capital to remove him from power. From his “rape” case, to his corruption
Greg Alexander Mashaba argues that the opposition parties , and in particular the DA , COPE , EFF and the UDM , together with their political allies in the foundations which have sprung up over the past few years seek
Judge Bashier Vally
What an amazing collection of generalisations has judge Bashier Vally presented to us as reasons for his extraordinary judicial over-reach ruling that President Zuma has to provide the
Words come easy to us South Africans. We like to talk, debate and argue. Similarly we like to formulate policies and plans. Our political and economic landscape is scattered with
After listening to Professor Chris Malikane’s presentation on radical economic transformation, it became very clear that the debate on who will succeed President Jacob Zuma was paramount.
Malikane is Finance Minister
On the fateful Easter Sunday morning of the 10th of April 1993 Chris Hani was assassinated by Janusz Waluš, a Polish immigrant. Comrade Chris was next
President Zuma signed FICA Bill into law yesterday
The 28th of April 2017 will live in infamy as it marked a calamitous end to Constitutionalism in South Africa with the signing
Huffington Post is projected as a left-wing online news magazine and yet its South African partners, Media24 are a racist bunch with historical links to the Nationalist Party. Left, Right,
Former President Thabo Mbeki responds to the Mail & Guardian’s article on a chapter in a book by Pieter-Louis Myburg…”Fake News” he calls it
On 24 April, 2017 the Mail & Guardian website
By Carl Niehaus
Many years ago we were discussing our future National Anthem in the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC. On invitation from President Mandela, Professor Mzilikazi Khumalo’s proposed rendering of
In the first of a two-part series, Chris Malikane looks at the fight for control of the economy and the forces at the centre of the Struggle. This article first appeared in Independent newspapers.
BlackFirst LandFirst will host Prof Malikane this coming Saturday
We can expect Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s newly appointed advisor on radical economic transformation to be attacked by the media
It is alleged that Ian Brakspear’s farm in Franschoek was fraudulently liquidated to enable the sale to neighbour Rupert
We’ve all heard the stories of how banks repossess their clients’ assets on
Attempts to invalidate existence of White Monopoly Capital – We assist Thuli with evidence
By now South Africa should have followed in the foot steps of Brazil
A SAVE-SA supporter on the eve of the SHUTDOWN march
Friday 7th April 2017 SHUTDOWN march which started at the Church Square (Head Quarters of Treasury) and proceeded to the Union
By Carl Niehaus
A day after a front-page story on Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s “entourage” Business Day confessed to have lied about the numbers.
I have spent most of my
By Carl Niehaus
Written on the 10th of April, the 24th Anniversary of the assassination of Comrade Chris Hani – an edited version of the article appeared in African Times
Cartoonist Zapiro whose real name is Jonathan Shapiro needs to be raped, hopefully by a gang, to be able to understand the horror of rape and to get it into
It’s not the first time that Zapiro has depicted President Jacob Zuma and several men around him about to gang-rape a woman. I haven’t seen his latest offering of what
SaveSA and its coterie of ambivalent corporate social activists have done a good job of destroying former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, now let us watch them
Christian Mxoliswa Mbekela
Townships are a by-product of apartheid. And as such we need not cherish and celebrate their existence.
The advent of townships was an insult to the indigenous people, disrupting social and
Our efforts to publish stories that the commercial media ignore doesn’t mean we will publish un-corroborated information. We will not publish claims that are not supported by evidence even if you try
A view shows the Standard & Poor’s building in New York’s financial
A view shows the Standard & Poor’s building in New York’s
Leaking ANC internal and confidential discussions is tantamount to organisational treason argues Khotso Molekane
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe
The capture of the ANC and the attendant rot knows no depths. I
Judge President Dunstan Mlambo
EMERGING from the legal case between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Guptas is a terrifying picture of the power the banks seek from the courts. The banks
If SaveSA is honest about saving the country, it would march against corporate corruption, the return of land and radical economic transformation with the same zeal it does against President Jacob
By Steven Motale
The letter was first published in Weekly Xpose’
It has been nearly two years since I had an opportunity to address you. To be precise, on 12 August 2015 I penned
SIX years ago Ferial Haffajee got Eric Myeni fired from his columnist job at the Sowetan for a column under the headline “Haffajee does it for white masters”, nothing has changed
Carl Niehaus takes a look at the forex scandal and how some economists, “experts” and media manipulated the story and downplayed the seriousness of the harm. Article first published in African Times….
White supremacy is oxygen for the Democratic Alliance. Without it, it will snuff itself out, writes Kim Heller. The article first appeared in Weekly Expose
The leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA),
Helen Zille’s sentiments about colonialism echo those who continue to work tirelessly, every day to undo the democratic gains we have struggled so hard to achieve, writes Dr Iqbal Survé. The article first appeared in the Independent Group IOL and
By Khotso Molekane
An acquaintance during a group talk about Helen Zille and her views on colonialism, said Zille’s logic was like a supporter of rape asking the victims
Helen Zille during a campaign trail to woe the Black vote
There’s the saying: don’t kick a man when he’s down but I have no words for the Blacks in the Democratic
SEVENTEEN million South African’s live on social grants. It’s a staggering number which requires an honest reflection by the white chattering classes, in particular. These saviours of the past few
Johann Rupert, one of South Africa’s richest men, owns the Grindrod Bank which banks SASSA’s billions. Grindrod Bank is owned by Grindrod Limited. Rupert’s Remgro owns 23.1% of Grindrod Limited. With Rupert’s
The writer has analysed Pravin Gordhan’s portfolio of shares – banking and real estate – and exposes the influence they have on the state. Les Ma-Ada can be reached on Twitter on
There’s never a dull moment in our country – and this is putting it mildly given some of the tragic events which lay bare how far we are from being
In response to the article “Why apologists of white capital are attacking Molefe” http://uncensoredopinion.co.za/apologists-white-monopoly-capitalists-attacking-molefe/, Vilakazi, one of our readers says white monopoly capital targets people who are transforming institutions and state
Mathews Phosa’s Damascus letter may come to haunt the much needed political assistance CellSaf needs to block or overturn CellC/Blue Label’s greed.
In its battle to have CellC’s recapitalisation plan overturned,
February 28, 2017 was one of those days where we had ask to ask ourselves, whose word in the African National Congress (ANC) we must believe. In the conflicting messages
By Magatshana Ntuli
Why is dirt being thrown at Brian Molefe from all angles by white monopoly capital apologists, who bid and argue for South Africa’s current imbalanced economic status quo to
By Devine Hadebe
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s recent attacks on Black interest groups cannot go unchallenged. Gordhan recently accused the Black Business Council (BBC) of representing the interests of a single family, believed
The arrogance of CellC towards its BEE partner exemplifies the baas-and-boy-relationships that have come to characterise BEE deals.
The story of the domestic worker who is a major shareholder in
In the immediate aftermath of the announcement that seventeen banks had been rigging the rand as far back as 2007, commercial media have gone out to spin the story but
An analysis of media reportage of xenophobic utterances by King Goodwill Zwelithini and Herman Mashaba exposes media bias…
In a divided country that South Africa is, the likes of Joburg
“Life Esidimeni (meaning a place of dignity)’ is how the website of the health facility in the news recently defines its service.
Only in South Africa perhaps do you kill 462
AFTER two days of a massive expose of corruption and looting by the banks, we have still not heard from South Africa’s protectors of the Constitution, our country and even
Paul O Sullivan
THIS has been another dramatic week in South Africa. The continued attempt to turn the country into a so-called banana republic unfolded with the usual actors shamelessly playing their parts.
By Mxolisi Ka Nkomonde
On 8 April 2013 Wikileaks published 2-million records from Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) which covers US involvement in diplomatic
By Khaya Sithole
In 1915, General Louis Botha led the invasion of Namibia. Beyers Naude was born and James Hertzog established the national party’s propaganda machine – Naspers. In 1915, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) started
Albie Sachs, pictures courtesy of Constitutional Hill
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will conduct two days of hearings into racism and social media. The hearings started today. This will
By Kim Heller
“For a colonized people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity.” –
UnCensored’s Reader Stalin puts forward a 10-point-plan towards achieving economic transformation.
For how long will we lament about non-transformation of our economy, as if we were foreigners in our own land? And for
The President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, will in a few hours’ time deliver the State of the Nation Address for 2017. Among the many issues he
Pinky Khoabane argues that those who design policies for the poor have no idea of a life of poverty and in their attempt to assist those in need, they miss the mark completely….
It must be a worry for all of us when free speech advocates are all quiet in an orchestrated manner about an issue relating to free speech and media freedom.
UnCensored’s readers had interesting comments on the article we published yesterday – National Prosecuting Authority is Captured
Gerrie Nel and Glynnis Breytenbach are corrupt
Fergus accuses Gerrie Nel and Glynnis Breytenbach of being a third force.
Kebble was murdered , there where skid marks
Glynnis Breytenbach, Vusi Pikoli and now Gerrie Nel. They all at one time worked for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and have now joined the opposition.
Pikoli joined the Democratic
The White controlled media cartel in South Africa has been on a campaign to demonise opinions which do not fit the “official” narrative just like the Apartheid regime where opposing voices to Apartheid were labeled “communist” or
The most oppressive governments rely on the judiciary to give a veil of respectability to their oppression. The repressive elements derive the legitimacy and instructions from the courts.
Mxolisi ka Nkomonde outlines the links between Apartheid Israel, Apartheid South Africa and the Harry Oppenheimer connection….
Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum in Ramat Gan Israel
Mmusi Maimane’s recent visit to Apartheid Israel
BY Mxolisi ka Nkomonde
The financial industry in South Africa is centred around the big 5 banks which collectively held 89,2% of the total banking assets as at 31 December 2015 seeks to make itself a law enforcement agency through a
Those of us who live in South Africa know fully well the extent to which our country is beholden to the rating agencies. So petrified we are of this “junk status”
Anybody to blame but ABSA as media goes into overdrive……
After a fortnight of scurrying around in an attempt to “expose” every reason why ABSA shouldn’t pay back the money, South Africa’s
OPEN LETTER TO JOHAN RUPERT
Ref is made to:
Ciex Investigation & findings.
Operations on behalf of RSA Government Aug 1997-Dec 1999.
Commissioned to Judge Willem Heath(Heath Commission)
Discovery of fraud:
(1) The existence of illegal gifts to
By Sizwe – an UnCensored Reader
Sizwe argues that today’s education is not meant to produce products of mainly educational philosophies but a workforce which can maximise the profits of capitalists…
The subjection of basic,
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Former Governor Chris Stals has confirmed what Ciex representatives have been saying all along – ABSA knew of the money it owed and made provision to repay the apartheid-era
ANC veterans Sydney Mufamadi, Fazel Randera and Reverend Frank Chikane
Khotso Molekane says the so-called 101 veterans are
The writer is on the Twitter Handle @ mithisa_motho
ANC veterans Sydney Mufamadi, Fazel Randera and Reverend Frank
Bhekindlela Mwelase (86 years old) with his pass-book
Khaya Sithole traces four families’ battle to reclaim their land from the prestigious Hilton College. Sixteen years later, the families have nothing. In the meantime,
The media campaign describing Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as nothing else but her husband’s ex-wife dates back years and its intentions are bearing fruit among the chattering classes. The narrative –
The Citizen reported this morning that Minister of Social Development and ANC Women’s League addressed a crowd “allegedly drunk”.
And so how does this apartheid mouthpiece know this?
“According to those who were
Former Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba with
Paul Mashatile arriving at a SaveSA event
The much media hype that the ANC veterans would ask President Jacob Zuma to step down following a meeting with him and the Top
The Maytrix argues that the concerted campaign including state capture investigation have but failed to conceal the proxy war between Rupert and Oppenheimer families on one hand, and the Guptas on the other over
Penny SparrowChris Hart
The year 2016 will probably go down in South Africa’s democratic history as one which racism reared its head like no
Three or so months ago I decided to start a publication – I had for years been disgruntled with what I read in commercial media and had for the past six
The Maytrix argues that in the pursuit of individuals, South Africa has set dangerous precedents that will come to haunt us.
The statement, “I’m out for presidents to represent me” is bellowed-out
Its not often that annual general meetings (AGMS) of large corporations serve the purpose for which they are meant – to hold managers accountable. They are rarely met with
When private forensic investigator Jeff Koorbonally sent us his first letter, “Open letter to Thuli Madonsela” and three or four others thereafter in which he spoke of the Surtie inheritance stolen by the South
The story of the bill from a Clifton Beach restaurant describing the table by the race of patrons at it speaks volumes about the deep-seated racism in South Africa even today. But
By Mxolisi KaNkomonde. He can be reached on Twitter @MxolisiBob
The South African media cartel(1) controlled by Johann Rupert(Remgro),Terry Moolman (Caxton), Cobus Stofberg (Remgro-Naspers) and Koos Bekker (Naspers) has reinvented Apartheid reporting in the post Apartheid era using their concentrated ownershership
ED Jones in www.opendemocracy.net gives us five reasons why UK media is not independent. The same reasons are exactly the same as those in South Africa and around the world. Commercial media operate in exactly the same way all over
This article has been modified following a response from Michael Harris.
Michael Harris has become one of UnCensored’s prolific commentators. His fight with FirstRand dates back decades and remains fascinating today as it must have then.
According to Noseweek, his is a
Dear Judge Kriegler
I come to you because through your organisation, Freedom Under Law, its evident that you’re a man who works tirelessly in pursuit of justice, fairness and the law.
Mmashela Anna Mabelane is ill and destitute. She turned 60 this year and lives with a young man who can barely take care of her medical needs. She depends on
By Pinky Khoabane, catch her on Twitter @pinkykhoabane
The term fake news has become the buzz-word following Hillary Clinton’s defeat and it has reached fever-pitch in recent days. I wrote a piece following the
We have waited for 22 years to have anti-racist laws. Nothing has been forthcoming. In the meantime, whites have felt emboldened to say what they wish. To spew the kind of hate speech so-called democratic countries like Britian
Soros / CIA Plan to Destabilize Europe
By Wayne Madsen, first published in http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/09/24/soros-cia-plan-to-destabilize-europe.html
Just as the dark forces of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and George Soros’s multi-billion dollar network of non-governmental organizations plotted to destabilize the Middle East and North
Johann Rupert has now resorted to sheer lies in his explanation of why Thuli Madonsela didn’t broaden the state capture investigation to include him despite his control of the media,
By Sean Goss. You can find him on Twitter @GossSgafc
When I came into the owner driver game there were already substantial players. ABI/SAB already had these schemes operating within their depots across
How a BEE programme meant to empower Blacks in the transport industry ended up empowering White firms……
It was an elaborate programme with all the checks-and-balances- were it not for a group
Khotso Molekane argues that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has neither the moral standing nor integrity on which to prosecute anyone….
Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir
International criminal justice has its
The Citizen’s editor Steve Motale has finally been fired following an “internal disciplinary hearing” the newspaper’s publisher said in a statement released a short while ago. https://t.co/ntywtwEZ0d
The statement said Motale had
While his fellow Black workers face abysmal working conditions, the Affirmative Action appointee mixes with the apartheid-era bosses, is the darker shade in a sea of white oppressors in the
One of our readers, Khothatso says…It’s all silence from our proponents of free speech and media freedom when it comes to the suspicious suspension of the Citizen’s Editor, Steven Motale. Details of his
The days of sitting by while our African editors and journalists are persecuted by their white masters are gone. We shall voice our disgust in our writings, protest and march says Pinky Khoabane
By now we’ve seen the video of the African been forced into a coffin while alive. It was a picture which lasted with me for a long time and I
The Oppenheimers rank among the top two or three wealthiest families in South Africa having made their ill-gotten money off the blood of Africans here and surrounding countries in diamond mines….But
The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s regime change campaign failed once again this past Thursday.
It was always expected that unless there was a major split in the ANC, the chances of the
Reaction to Brian Molefe’s resignation captured social media last night but one which caught mine is this one from Sanele Sano Ngcobo
Is it just a coincidence? You decide
Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, yesterday announced he would be leaving the power utility following the hastily compiled and “incomplete” report titled
Mxolisi ka Nkomonde says apartheid policing of Black people alive and well and in today’s world it poses as the rule of law, anti-corruption, transparency, antigovernment litigation and investigative journalism. Catch him on Twitter @MxolisiBob
Apartheid in South Africa has morphed
The Donald Trump win is a lesson for liberal media around the world. It is not the job of the media to project its wishes on the reader and viewers but
A warning by Redge Nkosi: Reform macro-economic policy or face a revolution of an unprecedented scale….He’s the Executive Director and Research Head at Firstsource Money. Twitter Handle @redgenkosi
The national narrative around South Africa’s poor growth and low growth trajectory is that
A press statement (attached) released by Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas on 16 March 2016 sparked the investigation into allegations of the Gupta family’s state capture.
There are discrepancies between
President Jacob Zuma will need a better legal team than the one that showed-up in court today if he’s to stave-off the unrelenting pressure for regime change.
In a last minute U–turn, the
Whether it’s the Gupta’s or Russia Today’s bank accounts that have been frozen, the lefties’ bias and hypocrisy is showing….by Pinky Khoabane
There are parallels to be drawn between the response by so-called liberals
The battle for the soul of South Africa’s economy has reached such a crescendo that it is literally palpable. In the battle to sway readers and audiences the
Jay Naidoo of J&J Group.
The Maytrix argues that the comrades of yesteryear who are now sharing boardrooms with the oppressor have themselves begun to block the transformation agenda to protect their profits.
The President’s pledge to repeal the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA), although commendable, doesn’t go far enough to bring about radical economic transformation, argues Mxolisi ka Nkomonde
State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) have since
It’s an all out war in the battle to claim the truth about the Rogue Unit story. Developments reached fever pitch last night when an alleged conversation between Alec Hogg and a Democratic Alliance (DA) activist Karin Morrow
Pep Guardiola used Leo Messi as a False 9 to beef-up the midfield and destroy the opposition. In South Africa, white capitalists are using a few blacks as their False 9’s to preserve white privilege argues The Maytrix
Something changed in 2009.
Seconds after posting Mxolisi ka Mkomonde’s piece on the question of whether a network comprising opposition parties, civil society and the liberal media were destabilising South Africa, news broke that Advocates Nomgcobo Jiba
In a country where every industry is owned by whites, VBS Mutual Bank, which gave President Jacob Zuma the loan to pay for the non-security features on Nkandla, offers Black South Africans the opportunity to BANK BLACK.
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