BDS South Africa

Israel to summon SA Ambassador for reprimand: BDS SA

South Africa’s Ambassador Sisa Ngombane has been “summoned”, according to Israeli media reports, following the recent #IsraeliApartheidWeek campaign in SA. According to the Israeli publication, Jerusalem Online: “The Israeli Foreign Ministry has stated that South Africa’s ambassador to Israel will be summoned for an official reprimand following anti-Israeli remarks made[…]

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BDS demands apology from Madonsela

A war of words has erupted between BDS South Africa and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, after the Palestine solidarity organization criticised the advocate’s participation at a Zionist fundraising event. Pro-Palestinian activists were left shocked after learning that Madonsela, participated in a fundraising event on the 21st September with the Israel[…]

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Woolies boycott officially ends after 2 years

Following an intense two year campaign, the local Palestine solidarity movement has announced an end to the controversial #BoycottWoolworths campaign. The #BoycottWoolworths campaign was launched in August 2014 in response to Israel’s brutal 51 day assault on Gaza, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians. The #BoycottWoolworths campaign called for the[…]

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Zamli dates under investigation

A brand of dates is now under investigation after reports that the supplier has relations with Israeli companies. The Palestine solidarity and human rights organisation BDS South Africa together with the Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Polokwane BD, Rustenburg PSF and Wits PSC were alerted by members of the public to the[…]

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UN Gaza report “devastating”

Pro-Palestine solidarity groups have described the United Nations report on last year’s Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip as “devastating”. The 183-page report released on Monday details how in total over 2251 Palestinians were killed, including 551 children. More than 11000 Palestinians, including 3436 children, were injured with almost 10[…]

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Cuban Five arrive in CT

Cape Town International Airport was packed to the rafters on Monday as local activists welcomed the Cuban Five. Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González will officially be hosted by the ANC on a South African tour from the 21st of June to the 3rd of[…]

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Jewish artist to lobby for Palestine in SA

Progressive Jewish artist and activist Dror Feiler is in South Africa for a 10 day speaking tour. Feiler, an accomplished saxophonist, grew up on an Israeli Kibbutz in the 1960s. Dror initially served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces but defected in 1973 as one of the first[…]

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Businesses heed calls to cut G4S contracts

Over 20 South African businesses have terminated their contracts with G4S Security over its involvement in Israeli prisons and human rights abuses, according to the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa (BDS South Africa).  Since an aggressive campaign launched by BDS South Africa and the KZN Palestine Solidarity Forum[…]

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‘SA must condemn Afrophobia’

Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa has expressed its concern around the treatment of hundreds of foreigners affected by the violence in Kwz-Zulu Natal this past week. Forty six people have been arrested so far, and least five people killed, including a teenager, since the violence flared in Isipingo, outside[…]

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