- Pharrell Williams has been paid to perform in SA by Woolworths (which trades with Israel in violation of the BDS boycott of Israel).
Pharrell Williams has been paid to perform in SA by Woolworths (which trades with Israel in violation of the BDS boycott of Israel).
Williams lands in SA a week after performing in Tel Aviv, Israel (in violation of the boycott of Israel.
“Pharrell die veraaier veruil die Palestyne vir geld!”
DATE: Monday 21 September 2015
TIME: Starts from 3pm with main speeches at 6pm
VENUE: Grand West Casino, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town
TRANSPORT: Free shuttle from Goodwood Train Station
ORGANIZATIONS: NC4P, BDS SA, ANC WC, PSC etc
FREE TRANSPORT FOR #PHARRELLPROTEST
FREE BUSES: Lentegeur, Portlands, Newfields/Hanover Park, Gatesville, Rylands, Parkwood (call 0780587698 for bus info)
FREE TRAINS: Cape Town trains can be used for free on Monday 21 September by #PharrellProtest participants. You can use either the #PharrellProtest flyer or a Palestine tshirt as your ticket (click here for the flyer). The nearest station is Goodwood Station (free shuttles have been arranged from the station).
Woolworths is currently facing –due to its Israeli trade– one of the largest consumer boycotts any South African retailer has experienced since the dawn of democracy.
According to various reports, Woolworths has signed-up US artist Pharrell Williams in its “Are You With Us?” marketing campaign in an attempt to counter the #BoycottWoolworths campaign.
BDS South Africa’s spokesperson Kwara Kekana has written to Williams urging him to delay his collaboration with Woolworths until it ends its Israeli trade. BDS SA offered to meet with the artist face to face. Williams has arrogantly refused to respond to the letter or to meet.