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From South Africa to Palestine: Art, culture, and the anti-apartheid struggle

Anti-apartheid fighter and cultural worker Mongane Wally Serote spoke at a recent event about the centrality of art and culture to the struggle for liberation

Los sudafricanos aumentan la presión sobre el gobierno para que rompa sus lazos con el “apartheid israelí”

Mientras Sudáfrica demanda una investigación de la CPI sobre los crímenes de guerra israelíes, voces de todo el país exigen que se tomen medidas, incluida la ruptura de lazos con Israel.

South Africans increase pressure on government to sever ties with “Apartheid Israel”

While South Africa has demanded an ICC probe into Israeli war crimes, voices from across the country are demanding action, including breaking of ties

South African Minister Naledi Pandor speaks on international solidarity and a new world order

Naledi Pandor calls upon progressive organizations to come together and build solidarity at the III International Dilemmas of Humanity Conference.

South Africans denounce ‘Apartheid Israel’, demand expulsion of Israeli ambassador

With the memory of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid still intact, people’s movements and the ruling bloc have reiterated solidarity with Palestine

Johannesburg fire is the result of neglect and discrimination against poor and workers

Thapelo Mohapi, General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo, talks about the neglect of the poor and working people that led to at least 77 deaths in a recent fire in Johannesburg. He also explains the rampant xenophobia in the aftermath of that horrific tragedy

BDS leads widespread calls for South African football club Orlando Pirates to boycott match with Israeli team 

Despite increasing pressure and appeals from all quarters, the Orlando Pirates have justified the decision to participate in the match citing rules of the world’s football governing body FIFA

South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo continues struggle for true freedom

Abahlali baseMjondolo’s General Secretary Thapelo Mohapi talks about the true meaning of freedom for the masses of South Africa

Ruth_First The enduring significance of Ruth First’s life and words 

The International Union of Left Publishers has released a collection of five essays written by Ruth First, a leading communist, anti-apartheid activist, and journalist, who was assassinated by the white supremacist South African regime in 1982

Democracy is defended by the struggles of the people: South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo marks UnFreedom Day

South Africa held its first democratic elections post apartheid on April 27, 1994. While the day is observed as ‘Freedom Day’, movements including Abahlali baseMjondolo have used it to highlight the continued repression and inequality faced by poor communities in the country

“South Africa’s freedom serves the interest of a few while the majority lives in deep poverty”

S’bu Zikode, President of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), South Africa’s shack dwellers’ movement, talks about UnFreedom Day which is marked by the organization in April every year.

AU summit removes Israeli diplomat Senior Israeli diplomat expelled from African Union’s annual summit 

Israel’s deputy director for Africa Sharon Bar Li was asked to leave the inaugural meeting of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa. South Africa later said that Israel’s status as observer had not yet been finalized and hence, the expulsion was justified