Dear Friends,
The Wits University Student Representative Council and BDS South Africa invite you to an event this week Wednesday in celebration of Oliver Tambo:

"Celebrating Oliver Tambo: Advancing the Palestinian Struggle for self-determination"
Date: 24 October 2012
Contact: 074 585 8045 / 073 682 8039
Venue: Humanities Post Graduate Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, East Campus, Wits
Hosts: Wits SRC, Wits branches of SASCO, YCL, ANCYL, PSC and BDS South Africa
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Film Screening: "Have You Heard From Johannesburg" (view trailer here:
Opening Message: Ebrahim Ebrahim, Head of ANC International Relations
Message of support: Ribbon Mosholi, ANC International Relations
International guest speaker: Adri Nieuwhof, former Dutch anti-apartheid activist
This month the African National Congress celebrates its longest-serving president, Oliver Reginald Tambo. Comrade Tambo was central in building the successful international isolation of Apartheid South Africa, a strategy that the Palestine solidarity movement is now applying to Israel via the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. In support of the BDS campaign, last month, the University of the Witwatersrand Student Representative Council adopted a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

International guest speaker: Adri Neiwhof, from the Netherlands, was prominent in the international anti-apartheid movement during the 1980s. In 2006 Niewhof was presented with the South African Government Award for her "exceptional contribution" during the struggle against Apartheid. Adri Nieuwhof is now involved in the international Palestine solidarity movement including advancing the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign. She is in South Africa for the ANC's International Solidarity Conference which starts on Thursday the 25th of October 2012. Here is a collection of articles written by Adri Nieuwhof:

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“The African National Congress feels most honored…to address the international community...on the important question of Palestine - a question with which the people of South Africa fully identify."
Oliver Tambo, 1992