CONSUMER CAMPAIGN

ISRAELI PRODUCTS AND COMPANIES IN SOUTH AFRICA 


SODA STREAM
- Click here for the WhoProfits report on SodaStream (The Soda Club Group)
- Video: Protest in Italy

KARSTEN FARMS
- Karsten Farms Campaign Page >>> Campaign Success: Boycott against Karsten Farms called off! <<<

OTHER
- Stop G4S Security Campaign
- Other

NEWS AND OPINION ITEM
- Aljazeera: S Africa approves 'Made in Palestine' labels [22_08_2012]
- BBC News: Israel anger at S Africa 'Occupied Territories' labels [22_08_2012]
- Business Day: Cabinet agrees with policy on labelling Israeli goods [22_08_2012]
- City Press: Cabinet approves ‘Israeli occupied territories’ label [22_08_2012]
- News 24: Nod for non-Israeli labels [22_08_2012]
- City Press: ANC demands boycott of Israeli products [01_07_2012]
- The New Age: IFP's attack on Davies is 'baseless' [27_06_2012]
- Cape Times: ACDP slammed over Israel stance as West Bank labelling bid protest looms  [25_06_2012]
- Business Day: Don’t buy ‘Israeli’ goods made in Palestine [25_06_2012]
- Mail & Guardian: Palestinians want the 'full menu of rights' [24_06_2012]
- The Independent: Avraham Burg- 'Even I – an Israeli – think settlement goods are not kosher' [07_06_2012]


Department of Trade and Industry - Prevention of false Israeli labeling

18 May 2012

The South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, has made public that he "intends to issue a Notice in terms of Section 26 of the Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 68 of 2008) to require traders in South Africa, not to incorrectly label products that originate from the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) as products of Israel." (GG No.35328 Notice 379 of 2012)
Products from the Israeli Settlements in the OPT are illegal under international law; however, Israel has tried exporting them in recent years under the false pretense of having been “Made in Israel”.

In 2004, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which South Africa belongs to, called on member states to "undertake measures... to prevent any products of the illegal Israeli settlements from entering their markets... to decline entry to Israeli settlers and to impose sanctions against companies and entities involved in the construction of the [Israeli] wall." This move by Minister Davies, to have Israeli Settlement products re-labeled, provides muscle to the 2004 NAM declaration and is a concrete step against Israeli Settlement products!
The notice by Minister Rob Davies, together with the NAM declaration, will also pave the way for major consumer involvement, activism and boycott actions, particularly in relation to Israeli products such as Soda Stream (click here) and Ahava Cosmetics (click herewhich are sold, in contravention of international, in some South African stores such as Dischem, Pick N Pay, Woolworths and Wellness Warehouse. Consumers should demand that these products are removed immediately from our shelves!
Israeli trade with South Africa will no doubt be rendered far more difficult and Israeli companies wanting to do business in our country will now have to think twice.