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UCT, decolonisation and the academic boycott of Israel

UCT's Palestine Solidarity Forum explains the place the unjust occupation of Palestine holds in global structures of oppression, and why it is so important...

‘I wish I could shut up but I can’t and I...

Among the thousands of fans reveling in the musical stylings of rock band Radiohead in Glasgow last Friday was an unusual sight, one that...

The CC’d Collective’s Response To Participating Unwittingly In Israeli-Funded Cultural Activities

As awareness of Israel’s oppression of Palestinians grows, more and more artists from across the world are joining the cultural boycott. Support for the...

Principled? Five reasons to boycott Pharrell

Pharrell Williams is pretty cool. He has a swag hat collection, a super successful line of Adidas sneakers, and apparently never ages. But we...

Hope in hopelessness: Reflecting on injustices in Palestine, Cambodia and South...

ActionAid International’s Pooven Moodley reflects on his recent trips to Palestine and Cambodia, and the challenges faced by communities there. He says we need...

BDS-SA Respond To Desai Allegations

Boycott Divestment And Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) has responded to the sexual harassment and indecent assault allegations levelled against co-founder Muhammed Desai....

Israel Refused To Let Ghanaian MP Ras Mubarak Into Palestine

Ghanaian Member of Parliament Ras Mubarak was denied entry into the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) by Israel. Mubarak was invited to speak at the...

The conflict in Palestine is a matter of colonial settlement

Israeli Apartheid Week is underway and the argument of whether Israel is an apartheid state or not is a hot topic. TOKELO NHLAPO, a...

Woolworths parody account inflames Twitter users

A Twitter account that goes by @WOOLWORST_SA has infuriated some Woolworths shoppers with its inflammatory tweets, and left onlookers gleefully waiting for a social media blow-up....

South African activist Leigh-Ann Naidoo among captured on Women’s Boat to...

Israeli forces have intercepted the Freedom Flotilla Women's Boat to Gaza, with South African academic, activist and beach volleyball Olympian Leigh-Ann Naidoo sending out...

Israel Is An Apartheid State

In our second op-ed for Israeli Apartheid Week, ALIE KOMAPE takes a look at how Israel’s racism and apartheid tactics oppress and violate not...

Palestinian Youth Are Trying To Forge Their Own Future

Palestinian youth are intent on reviving an international Palestinian liberation project. From April 1 to April 11, a group of Palestinian youth...

How Zionists are trying to crush BDS efforts on US campuses

Nearly 70 years after the founding of the Israeli state and subsequent attempts to erase the Palestinian people from their native homeland, resistance to...

The SA and Israeli governments are closer than you may think

Civil society group Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions-South Africa (BDS-SA) had strong words for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) this week after...

BDS-SA Clears Muhammed Desai Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) co-founder and director Muhammed Desai has been cleared of sexual harassment accusations. An independent investigation...

Johannesburg Shows Support For Palestine

May 15 marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe) where over 700 000 Palestinian people were expelled from their land. It is the...

Goodbye Ambassador Lenk, you won’t be missed

As far as trolls go, Arthur Lenk, Israel’s representative to Pretoria, was astutely ambassadorial. Mention Israel on Twitter and Ambassador would pop around to...

BDS-SA Mum On Details Of Desai Investigation

Several attempts to contact Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) have been unsuccessful. The Palestinian solidarity organisation was due to start...

South African Muslim Activism Must Go Beyond Palestine

At a panel discussion on Tuesday hosted by the University of Cape Town Palestine Solidarity Forum, the issues of race, settler colonialism, and Palestine...

Why the Palestine solidarity movement in South Africa has to evolve...

The Palestinian struggle has captured the imagination of black South Africans since the 1970s, but of late the movement has been gripped by a...
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