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BDS not ‘happy’ with Pharrell’s Woolies collab

While fans of US singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams have reacted with excitement to news of his collaboration with Woolworths, pro-Palestine supporters have been left fuming. The platinum selling music artist broke the news on Twitter on Thursday, shortly after Woolworths CEO Ian Moir made the announcement at a press conference in[…]

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Israel trying to counter BDS

The recently leaked Spy Cables confirms that the Israeli regime is trying to counter the growing BDS campaign against Israel. That was the view of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS), in light of top secret security details being reported by Al Jazeera. Secret documents, leaked from numerous[…]

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Leila Khaled to be guest at SONA

Despite stern criticism from Zionist supporters, Palestinian icon Leila Khaled will attend the upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Jacob Zuma. Leila Khaled will be accompanied by a senior leader of BDS South Africa to SONA. The State of the Nation Address will take place in Cape[…]

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Fearless Leila Khaled longs for home

Famed, and to some infamous, Palestinian liberation activist Leila Khaled on Friday landed in Johannesburg for a week of engagements in South Africa. Invited by the South African Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, Khaled will visit cities countrywide to rally for solidarity with Palestine and raise funds for the South[…]

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Leila Khaled arrives in SA

Palestinian struggle fighter Leila Khaled was met with chanting and applause as she arrived at OR Tambo international airport on Friday for the start of her SA tour. She was given a warm welcome by anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada and Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. A crowd of ANC Women’s[…]

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BDS meet Woolies face to face

Representatives of BDS South Africa met with a delegation of Woolworths for the first time on Tuesday at the offices of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town. The meeting was convened following a recent South Gauteng High Court order, which compelled the company to sit around the[…]

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Tensions mount at Woolies AGM

Woolworth’s board members were bombarded with questions from concerned shareholders and Palestinian activists on the issue around its policies on Israel at an AGM held its headquarters in the CBD on Wednesday. Tensions mounted as chair of the board, Simon Susman continued to evade most questions from shareholders and activists[…]

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Activists confront Woolies board at AGM

Tensions are high at Woolworth’s AGM in Cape Town on Wednesday, with pro-Palestine lobbyists confronting the retailer on its trade links with Israel. As demonstrators picketed outside the company’s headquarters, members from BDS South Africa and the National Coalition for Palestine posed questions to the board and shareholders before the[…]

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