Articles for Ayanda Kota

In Memory of Comrade Nkosi Molala - Honorary President of the Black Consciousness Movement

He refused to be co-opted into a government that oppresses poor people


Opinion | 22 September 2016

Some lessons for South Africa’s sectarian middle-class lefties

Some NGOs with no membership that cast themselves as "radical" misuse grassroots organisations for their own purposes, writes Ayanda Kota.

Ayanda Kota

Opinion | 4 December 2014

From Steve Biko to Thuli Madonsela

This week the Public Protector was called a CIA agent. The ruling party’s tactic of labeling its critics foreign agents is counterproductive, has a bloody history and is damaging the country, writes Ayanda Kota.

Ayanda Kota

Opinion | 10 September 2014

Malema should learn black consciousness is a philosophy of love not hatred

Che Guevara famously said that: "At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that a true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love." Black Consciousness itself is guided by the feelings of love; it is a philosophy of love. This was central to some of the philosophy on which the movement was founded such as the work of people like James Cone and Paulo Freire.

Ayanda Kota

Opinion | 23 June 2014

Don’t vote for these messiahs

We have the vote but the political parties do not represent the aspirations of the people, writes Ayanda Kota, founder of the Unemployed People’s Movement.

Ayanda Kota

Opinion | 2 April 2014