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ZANews – Good luck boycotting Woolworths

As news of the military assault on Gaza stays on the front page, the call to boycott major retailers importing good from Israel gets louder. ZAnews, the home of Puppet Nation, South Africa’s award winning satirical puppet show, released this video highlighting the double standards of these companies. (Video plays after the advertisement, please feel free to close the ad, when it ...

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UCT SRC endorses boycott of “Aparthied” Israel

Earlier this week, on Monday 4 August, the University of Cape Town Student Representative Council (UCT SRC) endorsed a memorandum calling for a boycott of Israel amongst other demands. The memorandum was submitted by the UCT Palestine Solidarity Forum (UCT PSF) and partner student organisations followed a mass student protest at the UCT’s main campus. By a majority vote, the ...

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Ex President Thabo Mbeki calls for Israeli goods boycott

South Africa’s ex-President Thabo Mbeki has called for a boycott of Israeli goods to show solidarity with Palestinians. The public should mobilise against Israel so that it “does pay a price for the position that it is taking”, Mr Mbeki said in the capital, Pretoria. About 2,000 people, mostly Palestinians, have died in the conflict in Gaza since July. Most ...

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Gaza war results in boycott call at SA retailers

Cape Town – A campaign to boycott South African retailers that supply products sourced in Israel continues, despite many of the companies claiming that very few of their products are from the country. Woolworths was the top trending topic in South Africa on Twitter as people spoke out about the boycott campaign which is a result of the conflict in ...

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NC4P Press release for full boycott of Woolworths stores in SA

6 August 2014 PRESS RELEASE: NATIONAL COALITION FOR PALESTINE CALLS FOR FULL BOYCOTT OF WOOLWORTHS STORES IN SOUTH AFRICA More than 30 wide-ranging South African civil society and religious organizations, trade unions, and political parties have come together under the banner of the National Coalition 4 Palestine (NC4P). NC4P affiliates include the ANC Youth League, Muslim Judicial Council, Kairos South ...

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South Africa: Palestinian lobby groups unite

Source:  marthiemombergblog.com A number of South African groups – human rights, religious (Jews, Muslims, Christians, and others), civil society, political formations and trade unions stand in solidarity and in support of justice, equality and freedom, and in the strongest opposition to the most appalling atrocities perpetrated by apartheid Israel upon the people of Palestine.    Here is a link to ...

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