PRESS ALERT: Change in BDS South Africa’s spokesperson 

31 October 2018 

This is our spokesperson Kwara Kekana’s last month at BDS SA as she is taking up a new and exciting job opportunity.

While we wish Kwara, one of the shortest spokespeople around, strength in her next steps, her departure is still sad for us. Her dedication and consistent contribution to the development of BDS SA and championing of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli Apartheid has been both unique and invaluable. But it is precisely because of this, her incredible and generous contribution, that we will be able to continue. We will remain motivated by Kwara’s love and laughter as well as her fierce commitment to the spirit of internationalism. Click here for a recent interview with Kwara Kekana.

Going forward, our acting spokesperson is BDS SA board member, Mr Tisetso Magama, who can be contacted on 0614146348.

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Cde. Hargreaves Tisetso Magama, a political activist since the early years of his life, has always been active in the political and public sphere. After its unbanning, Magama served in various regional and provincial roles of South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC.

Magama became a Local Government Councillor in 1994 where he served in several capacities. In 2000, he co-founded the Employment and Economic Empowerment Foundation, a community based organisation which initiates and manages poverty alleviation projects.

In 2009 Magama was appointed as a Member of Parliament and served on the Portfolio Committees on Public Works as well as International Relations and Cooperation. He was later elected Chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, a position he served until 2014.

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