Pharrell Williams

Mother City braces itself for Pharrell protest

The Mother City is bracing itself for the ‘mother’ of boycott demonstrations on Monday afternoon.  Following two court victories in the space of one week, activists and organisers are confident ahead of the mass demonstration outside Grand West Casino, to protest US musician Pharrell William’s partnership with Woolworths. The retailer[…]

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Local Muslim organisations to support Pharrell protest

A planned protest action outside the concert of U.S. singer-songwriter, Pharrell Williams is gaining traction amongst organisations sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and the Al Quds Foundation of South Africa has now given its full backing to the BDS protest, which is scheduled to take[…]

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BDS happy with withdrawal of court application

Activists from the pro-Palestine solidarity movement have welcomed the withdrawal of a court application against the upcoming protest at the Pharrell Williams concert in partnership with Woolworths. Organisers of the concert at Grand West Arena were seeking an urgent interdict against the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa[…]

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Woolworths entering ‘panic mode’: Desai

Exactly one year on from the launch of a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Woolworths and the retailer continues to earn little respite from pro-Palestinians sympathisers over its stocking of Israeli-imported food products. On Saturday protesters headed the call of BDS SA for a National Day of Action,[…]

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BDS ups the pressure on Pharrell

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa (BDS SA) say they will increase the pressure on US musician Pharrell Williams to end his controversial campaign with Woolworths. This week, BDS South Africa’s spokesperson Kwara Kekana sent a five page letter to Williams urging him to cut ties with[…]

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BDS ‘confused’ by claims of City meeting walkout

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa (BDS SA) has refuted allegations it walked out a meeting with the City of Cape Town, after the two parties met on Thursday over the organisations plans to stage a protest outside a Pharrell Williams concert in September. BDS are optimistically[…]

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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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