BDS SOUTH AFRICA PRESS RELEASES

Press Releases and Statements 
News and Opinion Items

Press Releases and Media Statements
- PRESS RELEASE: S.African Parliament Holds International Solidarity Conference that Adopts Boycott of Israel Resolution and Requests "Israeli Apartheid" Report To Be Reffered To UN
- PRESS RELEASE: Calls for S.Africa’s DJ Black Coffee to cancel Israeli gig [28_01_2014]
- PRESS RELEASE: South African Union of Students (SAUS) on Wits University sentencing students for Israel protest [20_01_2014]
- PRESS RELEASE: South African Students Congress (SASCO) dismayed by ridiculous expulsion of comrades at Wits University [19_01_2014]
- PRESS STATEMENT: Wits University punishes students for protesting Israeli concert. Students to appeal decision [17_01_2014]
- PRESS RELEASE: Nelson Mandela Foundation issues official statement refuting alledged Israeli connections [21_12_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Joint Media Statement: Embassy of the State of Palestine to South Africa and BDS South Africa [20_12_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Palestine Banners at Today's Mandela Memorial Event in Soweto (+ condemnation of racist comments against Mandela) [10_12_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Media Advisory - Churches in Palestine hold special services in honour of Nelson Mandela [10_12_2013]
- BREAKING: Israeli Prime Minister & President cancel on Mandela funeral saying "traveling to S.Africa is too expensive" [09_12_2013]
- PALESTINE STATEMENT: Long Live Nelson Mandela! The spirit of Mandela lives on - on the picket lines! [09_12_2013] 
- PRESS RELEASE: Statement By Palestinian Embassy in South Africa on passing of Nelson Mandela [06_12_2013]
- PRESS STATEMENT: Over 50 arrested & currently held at Boipatong Police station for protest against Cape Gate [04_12_2013]
- PRESS ALERT: Protest against S.African company complicit in Israel and exploiting SA workers [04 Dec 2013]
- PRESS INVITE: Protest march against S.African company complicit in Israel and exploiting SA workers [04 Dec 2013] [27_11_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: University of Cape Town PSF statement on G4S security and Israel [19_11_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: ANC Youth League Western Cape welcomes Cape Town's Trauma Centre boycott of G4S Security who back Israeli apartheid and exploit our workers [15_11_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: S.African organization ends ties with G4S security over Mangaung torture & Israeli prisons [13_11_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: S.African Company "Cape Gate" arrogantly refuses to speak with workers and activists [06_11_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: SA Foreign Minister, Nkoana-Mashabane: "South Africa to "slow down" relations with Israel"[04_11_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Israel's Release of 26 Palestinian Political Prisoners [30_10_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: S.Africa's historic Robben Island sees launch of "Free Palestinian Political Prisoners" campaign [28_10_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: Launch from S. Africa's historic Robben Island of Palestinian prisoner campaign (with events in CT, DBN, JHB South Africa) [24_10_2013]
- MEDIA STATEMENT: 2013 Nobel Prize winner, Peter Higgs, also supporter of Israel boycott [15_10_2013]
- MEDIA INVITATION: Robben Island launch of Palestinian prisoner campaign with Ahmed Kathrada [11_10_2013]
- PRESS ALERT: Protest at USA Embassy this Friday 11 October (11h00-12h30) [10_10_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: Grand "Mufti" of Jerusaelm issues edict against G4S & calls on Saudi Arabia to cancel G4S Hajj contract [09_10_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: Norwegian Trade Union, Industri Energi, is the latest body to drop controversial security company G4S complicit in Israeli prisons & human rights abuses [06_10_2013]
- PRESS ALERT: Protest at USA Embassy on Friday 11 October (NOT tomorrow Friday 04 October) [03_10_2013]
- PRESS INVITE: 3 award-winning Palestine films screening in Stellenbosch (Tues 01 & Wed 02 October)[01_10_2013]
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Coalition Against US-led Imperialist Aggression in Syria (Tomorow, Tues 01 Oct. at 11h00) [30_09_2013]
- PRESS INVITE: Palestinian Poet Remi Kanazi touring S.Africa [17-25 Sep. JHB, DBN, CPT, Soweto] FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS [17_09_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: Palestinian poet "Remi Kanazi" to tour S.Africa [for Tri Continental Film Festival 17 -24 Sept.] [10_09_2013]
MEDIA RELEASE: Singing of "idubula" at Wits University Israel protest [02_09_2013]
PRESS INVITE: S.Africa's Home Affairs Minister to speak at Women's Month Palestine event [Today, Thurs 29 Aug, Pretoria] [29_08_2013]
- BREAKING: Carlo Mombelli, celebrated jazz artist, withdraws from tonight's controversial Israeli concert at Wits University [28_08_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Protest tonight at Wits Uni. against racial-profiling and hosting of Israel concert [Wed, 28 Aug at 6pm] [28_08_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Audio recordings with evidence of ethinic racism by pro-Israeli organisations in S.Africa, Wits University complicit [26_08_2013]
- PRESS CONF. TODAY [2pm]: Audio recordings of ethnic racism by Israeli lobby in S.Africa implicating Wits University [Mon, 26 August, 2pm] [26_08_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: Israel introduces racially-segregated kindergartens to keep Africans out [25_08_2013]
- TOMORROW PRESS CONF: Audio recordings of ethnic racism by Israeli lobby in S.Africa implicating Wits University [Mon, 26 August at 2pm] [25_08_2013]
- PRESS CONF INVITE: Audio recordings of ethnic racism by Israeli lobby in S.Africa implicating Wits University [Mon, 26 August at 2pm] [24_08_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: Mali's Salif Keita CANCELS his Israeli gig to respect cultural boycott of Israel, major win for Palestine solidarity human rights activists [22_08_2013] 
- PRESS RELEASE: Senior Univ. Johannesburg academic calls on Malian musician, Salif Keita, to cancel Israel gig [20_08_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Pink Flyod's frontman, Roger Waters, writes open letter to fellow "Rock and Roll" musicians [19_08_2013]
- PRESS INVITE: Ex-Israeli soldier speaks in S.Africa about abuse of Palestinians (Cape Town, 19 & 21 August) [15_08_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: British Rock legend Eric Burdon cancels upcoming Israel gig [26_07_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Award winning film director, Mira Nair, boycotts upcoming Israeli film festival due to Israel's "apartheid policies" against the Palestinian people [25_07_2013]
- PRESS STATEMENT: Media and public "kicked out" of Wits University trial against Palestine solidarity student activists in Johannesburg, South Africa
REMINDER: Protest against US Presidential visit by Barack Obama to S.Africa (Friday 28 June, Saturday 29 June) [28_07_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: S.African civil society rejects Obama visit to SA (protests, rallies and pickets planned) [23_06_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: S.African Diplomat rejects & returns Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs "gift" [18_06_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Movie on Israeli "ethnic cleansing" premieres at Encounters Film Festival (Monday & Saturday, 10 & 15 June) [09_06_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: S. African organizations call for Israel to be excluded from Kimberly Process & jobs to be "brought back home" [05_06_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Wits University Workers Issue Ultimatum to New Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib [04_06_2013]
-MEDIA INVITE: International Relations Seminar on Palestine at Kimberly City Hall (Tonight, 17h00) [22_05_2013]
- PRESS RELEASE: Financial threats made by Israel lobby to Wits University in S.Africa; calls for an investigation [21_05_2013] 
-POSTPONEMENT: Wits University hearing against students who protested Israeli event postponed [20_05_2013] 
- MEDIA RELEASE: Palestinian Postal Workers write to S.African counterparts (memorandum handover today at 13h30 in Pretoria) [15_05_2013]  
- MEDIA INVITE: Protest tomorrow by the South African Communication Workers Union against labor-brokers, SA Post Office and "Apartheid Israel" (Pretoria, Wednesday 15 May) [14_05_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: Statements from Wits University structures in support of 11 Wits students being charged by Wits Management for protesting against Israel concert [14_05_2013]
- PRESS RELEASEStudent protest rally with Zwelinzima Vavi, Buti Manamela & others (Friday 10 March @ 15h30 at Wits) [09_05_2013]
- BREAKING: S. African Jewish community leader implicated in violent assault against Palestine solidarity protesters [17_04_2013]   
- PRESS RELEASE: Jewish security organization violently assaults two women protesters; one protester left in concussion [16_04_2013] 
 - MEDIA REMINDER: South Africans to Protest in Johannesburg against Israeli Independence Day [15_04_2013] 
- PRESS ALERT: Gold Reef City Protest of Yom Ha'azmaut (Monday, 15 April at 6pm) [14_04_2013]
PRESS STATEMENT: S. Africa announces special labelling for Israeli products, call to initiate complete boycott of Israel [11_04_2013]
- PRESS REMINDER: Launch of Mats Svensson's photobook "Crimes, Victims & Witnesses: Apartheid in Palestine" [08_04_2013]
PRESS RELEASE: Investigation into racial profiling, violence against students and Israel boycott (South Africa) [08_04_2013]
- MEDIA RELEASE: Full and complete memorandum on Palestine-Israel submitted by South African civil society and political organizations to 5th BRICS Summit
- MEDIA INVITE: Denis Goldberg, Prof Farid Esack, Prof Ran Greenstein On Israeli Xenophobia And Racism Toward African And Palestinians [14_03_2013]
- STATEMENT: SNUS/SDC SWAZILAND Joint Statement On Israeli Apartheid Week [13_03_2013]
- STATEMENT: Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Ninth - International Israeli Apartheid Week [13_03_2013]
- MEDIA INVITE: Palestinian Novelist Susan Abulhawa Speaks In South Africa (First Event Tonight At UJ With ANC Chair, Baleka Mbete) [13_03_2013]
- PRESS INVITE: Ronald Lamola And Jessie Duarte Speak At The University Of Pretoria [Today, 13_03_2013]
- PRESS STATEMENT: S. African Students Disrupt (& Cancel) Israeli Performance At Johannesburg University [13_03_2013]
- URGENT PRESS RELEASE: Student Protests Expected Tonight At Wits University Over Israeli Musician [12_03_2013]
 - PRESS STATEMENT: Democratic Alliance attempts to censor Palestine solidarity campaign and have usage of ‘apartheid’ termed as hate speech [10_03_2013]


News and Opinion Items



- Mail & Guardian: DA councillor's 'Israeli apartheid' outburst squelched [14_03_2013]
- News24 Voices: Is Asking for Human Right Anti-Semitism [14_03_2013]