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IHRA antisemitism definition ‘suppressing Palestinian advocacy in Europe’

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism has disproportionately impacted people of colour and Jewish advocates for Palestine, leading some to lose their jobs or face censure or legal action for perceived infringements, a European rights group has warned. Drawing on 53 case studies from Austria, Germany and[…]

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Desalination plant ends contract with City of Cape Town

Quality Filtration Systems (QFS), the V&A Waterfront desalination plant owner, has terminated its water supply contract with the City of Cape Town and will pursue legal action. The City was notified of this decision on 7 May. “The City is disappointed with this unilateral decision and is now considering the[…]

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Woolies threatens legal action against BDS

Local retailer Woolworths has sent a legal letter to BDS South Africa threatening to take the organization to court if it continues to protest at its stores. Pickets during the National Day of Action on Saturday turned tense when Woolworths allegedly called police to several branches in a bid to[…]

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MPlain imams take legal action against state

Three Mitchell’s Plain imams who were wrongfully arrested in January this year following an altercation with an alleged conman were acquitted of all charges against them last week. The three imams, Erefaan Martin, Shahied Lackay and Faried Hendricks, was arrested after confronting the man who allegedly scammed community members in[…]

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