PROTEST AGAINST S.AFRICAN COMPANY “CAPE GATE” THAT IS EXPLOITING WORKERS AND SUPPLYING MATERIAL FOR ISRAEL’S “APARTHEID WALL”
Join us on Wednesday in a protest against the South African steel manufacturing company, Cape Gate, that is complicit in exploiting South African workers as well illegally supplying material for the construction of Israel’s Separation (“Apartheid”) Wall and illegal settlements. Workers, environmentalists, activists and community members will be demanding that Cape Gate:
SA FOREIGN MINISTER: “SOUTH AFRICA TO CURTAIL RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL”
South Africa’s Minister for International Relations & Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has said that South Africa’s policy is to “curtail” and “slow down” relations with Israel. At an international relations meeting hosted by South Africa’s trade union confederation, COSATU, and attended by members of BDS South Africa, Nkoana-Mashabane said: “[Government] Ministers of South Africa do not visit Israel currently…our Palestinian friends have asked us in formal meetings to not engage with the [Israeli] regime. We have agreed to slow down and curtail senior leadership contact with that regime until things begin to look better.”
PALESTINIAN POET, REMI KANAZI, ON TOUR IN SOUTH AFRICA [17-25 SEPT, CPT, DBN, PTA AND SOWETO]
New York based Palestinian poet, spoken-word artist, activist and author, Remi Kanazi is in South Africa between the 17th and 25th of September as a guest of the Tri Continental Film Festival(TCFF). Kanazi will be a speaker at several of the TCFF screenings (see below) and will also be doing public performances, presentations and talks with BDS South Africa and our partner organizations at community venues in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria and Soweto.
Find more on Remi Kanazi on Wikipedia (click here), on his website (click here) or on the official South African FaceBook page for Remi Kanazi’s tour (click here).
“TRI-CONTINENTAL FILM FESTIVAL” TO FEATURE THREE PALESTINE MOVIES [FREE COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS AVAILABLE]
This year’s 11th “Tri-Continental Film Festival”, taking place in South Africa between the 13th and 29th of September 2013,
TELEPHONE RECORDINGS WITH EVIDENCE OF RACIAL PROFILING BY ISRAELI ORGANISATIONS AT WITS UNIVERSITY IN JOHANNESBURG
This Monday (26 August) the Wits University Palestine Solidarity Committee and BDS South Africa made available two audio recordings (click here to watch on YouTube) with evidence of ethnic racial-profiling and background-checking practiced by pro-Israeli organisations in South Africa (which include the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the South African Zionist Federation and the controversial Community Security Organisation) who have funded the hosting of an Israeli concert at Wits University in Johannesburg (scheduled to take place today, Wednesday 28 August). In the audio recordings, the Beyachad (which is the headquarters of the two pro-Israeli organizations: the SA Jewish Board of Deputies and the SA Zionist Federation)