Shareholders back Woolies boycott

Various Woolworths shareholders indicated on Tuesday they supported the boycott against the retailer. “The group of businessmen that hold shares in Woolworths have made it clear that they are concerned regarding the increasingly irresponsible manner in which the management of Woolworths is handling the boycott Woolworths campaign,” shareholder representative Nadia[…]

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“Die in” at Woolies stops trading

While 60 pro-Palestinian activists were arrested and detained in Johannesburg on Saturday, another 13 demonstrators were locked in at Woolworths in Blue Route Mall in Tokai for similar protest action. The group were participating in the National Day of Action against Woolworths, which forms part of a national boycott against the[…]

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57 Woolies protestors arrested

A total of 57 people who had protested in a Woolworths store in Killarney Mall were arrested on Saturday, Johannesburg police said. The group was charged with public disturbance, said Constable Thabo Malatji. “They went to Woolies and started disturbing customers inside the shop,” said Malatji. The protests are linked[…]

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Pig head placed at Woolies store

Pro-Palestine lobby group Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa have condemned an incident in which a pig head was placed at a Woolworths store in Cape Town. Pro Palestinian activists nationally have been engaging in a boycott campaign against the company since the military assault on Gaza in July.[…]

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Woolies National Day of Action this Saturday

Acitvists from the Palestine solidarity organization, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in South Africa (BDS South Africa) are keeping the pressure on Woolworths with another National Day of Action this Saturday. The lobby groups has earmarked the ‘payday weekend’ of every month for its national pickets, when stores countrywide[…]

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ANCYL pickets outside Woolies headquarters

Following the National Day of Action against Woolworths on Saturday, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) held a picket outside the retailers head office in Long Market Street, Cape Town on Monday. While protest action only garnered the support of about 40 ANCYL members, the organisation’s Western Cape Convenor,[…]

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Flashmobs target Woolies

Set to the tune of popular local artist Euphonic’s ‘Seng Khatele’, groups of pro-Palestinian activists reportedly shut down two separate Johannesburg Woolworths stores during flash mobs Saturday. Volunteers supportive of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement of South Africa staged the flash mobs as part of the National Day of[…]

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