AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) members and leaders should not travel to Israel as the party is in solidarity with the people of Palestine, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.
"(We are) joining the call for (a) cultural, academic and education boycott of Israel, including travel bans for members and leaders of the ANC, the alliance, members of Cabinet, Members of Parliament and government officials," Mr Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.
"Companies that do business in the occupied territory, such as Cape Gate, G4Security and Caterpillar, must not be allowed to do busin
President Jacob Zuma met representatives of civil society, trade unions, and the ANC Youth League to discuss support for Palestine, lobby group Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) SA said on Thursday.
“The 90 minute meeting on Palestine was convened in response to growing protests by South African civil society across the country including a recent 9th August 150 000 person strong protest march in Cape Town,” BDS SA's Muhammed Desai said in a statement.
“In the meeting with the president we expressed what the hundreds of thousands of South Africans want our government to do in support o
More than 50 people joined a demonstration outside the G4S shareholders meeting at which the company announced plans to end its role in Israel's prison system, but only by 2017[/caption] - G4S announces future pull out of...
South Africa’s Parliamentary Portfolio Committee held a “Solidarity Conference in Support of the Peoples of Palestine, Western Sahara and Cuba” on Thursday, 6th February 2014. The session was opened by an icon of the anti-apartheid struggle, Ahmed Kathrada.
After being approached by the Palestine solidarity and human rights organisation, BDS South Africa, the renowned Cape Town based "Trauma Centre" has terminated their ties and contract with the controversial security company G4S.
The former South African ambassador to Israel says he'll be returning a certificate informing him that 18 trees had been planted in his honour in an Israeli forest by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs.
Ismail Coovadia, whose term came to an end in December last year, told the Mail & Guardian that when he returned to South Africa he opened the certificate, expecting it to acknowledge his period of ambassadorial service but was disturbed to learn that the trees had been planted in his name and without his permission in a forest planted by th