22 March 2018

Members of the media are invited to cover the following three events:

>> High Tea and Fashion Show for Palestine
ABOUT: 25 designers from Studio 5 Fashion School in Johannesburg have been given a Palestine challenge – take an existing Free Palestine tshirt, use a Palestinian keffiyeh and with other accessories make it bedazzle! The designers have been working on this for over a month and are now ready to show off their garments. On Saturday models will be strutting down the runway in front of three celebrity judges who will make the ultimate decision on which of the 25 designed outfits wins the prize! Tickets are 250 rands each. For media accreditation please call 0769798801
DATE: Saturday 24 March 2018, starting at 130pm
VENUE: The Rooftop Cafe, 99 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg
GUESTS: Poet Natalia Molebatsi, singer Kelly Khumalo and designer Vanya Mangaliso of Sun Goddess
HOSTS: Studio 5 Fashion School and BDS South Africa
OTHER: Click here for an online promotion video.

>>> Salsa Party in Solidarity with Cuba and Palestine
ABOUT: Now in its second year, this salsa dance party and international solidarity event, which will include a free salsa dance lesson, is being held in celebration of the Cuban revolution and the Palestinian liberation struggle.
DATE: Friday 23 March 2018, starting at 7pm
VENUE: Sawubona Lounge and Cafe, 305 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg
GUESTS: Ambassador Rodolfo Benítez Verson (Cuba), Ambassador Hashem Dajani (Palestine)
HOSTS: Embassy of Cuba, Embassy of Palestine, BDS South Africa and others
RSVP: Entrance is free but RSVP is essential, confirm your attendance by sending an email to info@bdssouthafrica.com
OTHER: Click here for TV footage from last year’s event

>>> Comedy Show with Mashabela Galane in Mafikeng
ABOUT: South African entertainment heavyweight Mashabela Galane will be closing the national “Apartheid Ain’t Funny” Palestine awareness comedy tour this evening at 7pm at the North West University Mafikeng Campus.
DATE: Thursday 22 March 2018, starting at 7pm
VENUE: Great Hall, Mafikeng Campus, North West University
GUESTS: Mashabela Galane

These three events above form part of this year’s 14th #IsraeliApartheidWeek

ISSUED BY KWARA KEKANA ON BEHALF OF BDS SOUTH AFRICA