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Prominent signatories to Global South call include former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, former Mozambiquean Minister Oscar Monteiro, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi, and former Commissioner at SA Human Rights Commission Pregs Govender.

BNC Statement

At the same time, we draw inspiration from Denis Goldberg’s life and rich heritage of struggle for freedom and justice

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The South African government downgraded its Embassy in Israel, President Cyril Ramaphosa said, due to "our concern at the ongoing violation of the right of the Palestinian people to self determination and the refusal of the government of Israel to enter into meaningful negotiations."

Open Letter

12 September 2016

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
Cc: Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation NPC

Dear Archbishop Desmond Tutu,

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More than 10 000 South African school learners protested earlier today against Woolworths Stores over its Israeli trade. The #BoycottWoolworths protest was led by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in the Free State.

May 15, 2015
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In the first of a new series of regular round-ups from the Palestinian BDS National Committee, we bring you a summary of some of the incredible recent developments from across the global BDS movement.

Take action: Tell Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil to cancel their Israel concert

Sign the petition here: goo.gl/LWIXst

Brazilian Tropicalia music stars Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, whose music has aways been connected to struggles for freedom, justice and equality, are scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv.

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g4s-securing-apartheid-140x300 (1)Over 20 South African businesses have terminated their contracts with G4S Security over its involvement in Israeli prisons and human rights abuses.

April 17, 2015
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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

September 23, 2014
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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

August 20, 2014
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- Spain announces "provisional" suspension of military exports to Israel and Evo Morales backs BDS
- Pressure grows for military embargo and sanctions

Follow #GazaDayofRage for updates

Hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets today to demand boycotts and sanctions against Israel as part of an international day of rage initiated by organisations in Gaza.

As Israel recalls its reserves and threatens to re-intensify its assault on Gaza that has so far killed more tha