BDS South Africa

Shashi Naidoo denied access to Palestine

South African model and businesswoman Shashi Naidoo has been denied entry into Palestine, BDS South Africa has confirmed. Naidoo was meant to go on her own fact finding mission to better understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after a backlash on social media over her comments on Gaza. BDS South Africa said[…]

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Mashaba suspends Health MMC over Israeli support

Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba has suspended senior city official, MMC of Health, Mpho Phalatse, over her participation at a pro-Israeli rally on Sunday.  Its believed that  Phalatse for publicly declared that the city was a friend of Israel and she has since gone on to share more of her views[…]

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‘We lost one of our mothers’: Faieza Desai

“We lost one of our mothers today”. That’s how Palestine solidarity and human rights organisation, BDS South Africa described political and social activist Faieza Desai, who died on Thursday at the age of 58. Faieza succumbed to lymphoma, a cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system. She[…]

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BDS welcomes cancelation of Israel-Africa Summit

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in South Africa has hailed a decision to cancel the controversial Israel-Africa summit, which was meant to take place in Togo in October. According to Haartez, Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he has cancelled the Africa-Israel Summit,[…]

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