Israel-Palestine

Thousands march in Cape Town in support of ICJ order against Israel

Case to stop Israeli attack on Rafah was brought by South African government

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News | 26 May 2024

UCT students set up camp in solidarity with Palestinians

A white sheet with hundreds of names of those killed in Palestine since October was draped down the Sarah Baartman Hall steps

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Brief | 16 May 2024

Wits students set up Palestinian solidarity encampment

University senate expected to meet this week

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Brief | 14 May 2024

“Dismay” at Stellenbosch senate’s rejection of call for Gaza ceasefire

Meanwhile Nelson Mandela University senate supported a call for a ceasefire in Gaza earlier this week, and effectively an academic boycott of Israel

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Brief | 10 May 2024

Protesters demand Wits take public stand on Gaza

Calls for “academic boycott of apartheid Israel”

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Brief | 8 May 2024

Last interfaith service for Dean of St George’s Cathedral

Michael Weeder, who has spoken out against Israel’s bombardment of Palestine, retires as Dean of St George’s Cathedral

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Brief | 15 April 2024

Stellenbosch University senate members call for ceasefire in Gaza

Thuli Madonsela is one of more than 100 signatories

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News | 12 April 2024

Palestinian supporters march to Parliament

The protest marked Al-Quds Day, an international day to oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory

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Brief | 5 April 2024

Criminal complaint lodged against Benjamin Rattle, a South African serving in the Israeli military

Rattle’s social media posts appear to show him standing in front of destroyed buildings and rubble in Gaza

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News | 4 April 2024

Beating a thousand drums for Palestine

This year’s Constitution Hill Human Rights Festival focused on the war in Gaza

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Brief | 25 March 2024

Cape Town “pilgrims” walk the length of the Gaza Strip to raise awareness

March comes as US admits Palestinians are facing “acute food insecurity”

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News | 21 March 2024

Protesters call on SAFA to red card Israel

Palestine Solidarity Alliance calls for expulsion of Israeli Football Association from FIFA

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Brief | 18 March 2024

Shabbat against genocide held at Nelson Mandela Foundation

The evening was co-hosted with South African Jews for a Free Palestine

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Brief | 19 February 2024

Vigil held in Sea Point for children of Gaza

The events were also to raise money for shoes for South African school children

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Brief | 12 February 2024

Stop conflating criticism of Israel with antisemitism, protesters tell German consulate

They demanded Germany stop supporting the war on Gaza and resume funding UNRWA

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Brief | 9 February 2024

ICJ ruling is a victory for human rights and justice

The judgment is likely to be more important for the moral statement it makes than any short-term results it produces

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GroundView | 29 January 2024