IAW PRESS STATEMENT
Former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe to speak at #IsraeliApartheidWeek
Former President of South Africa, Cde. Kgalema Motlanthe, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Reflections on Palestine” as part of this year’s #IsraeliApartheidWeek campaign.
Motlanthe, former Secretary General of the ANC as well as former Deputy President and President of the Republic of SA, will speak at a public event on Sunday 5 March at 10h30. The event is in Johannesburg at Constitution Hill - the location of South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court.
Other speakers at the event will include Reverend Edwin Arrison (Chairperson of South Africa’s National Coalition 4 Palestine
) and Professor Farid Esack (BDS South Africa). There will also be a poetry input by Karishma Magama.
Reflections on Palestine with President Kgalema Motlanthe
- As part of the 13th #IsraeliApartheidWeek
DATE: Sunday 5 March at 10h30
VENUE: Old Fort Human Rights Conference Room, Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
SPEAKERS: Former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe, Reverend Edwin Arrison and Professor Farid Esack
CO-HOSTS: Embassy of the State of Palestine, Ahmed Kathrada Foudnation (AKF) and Constitution Hill
RSVP: Members of the public and the media are welcome to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to email@example.com
This event forms part of the 13th Israeli Apartheid Week
campaign. IAW is an annual international series of self-organized events (rallies, protests, lectures, cultural performances, concerts, films and workshops) held in over 250 cities, communities and campuses across the globe. IAW raises awareness of Israel's apartheid policies towards the indigenous Palestinians. IAW is endorsed, in South Africa alone, by more than 105 organizations, trade unions, embassies, youth movements and other groups including South Africa's governing party, the country's largest student formation and SA's largest trade union federation.
United in our diversity, South Africans from various racial and religious groups participate in Israeli Apartheid Week including members of the Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Tamil and Muslim communities. Last year, a group of Jewish Israelis wrote an open letter urging South Africans in general and members of the South African Jewish community in particular to participate in IAW (click here
). The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem also wrote a letter to South African muslims and clergy to participate in #IsraeliApartheidWeek (click here
) and, writing from the Holy Town of Bethlehem, Palestinian Christians publicly called on South African Churches to participate and support #IsraeliApartheidWeek (click here
). For the full schedule of upcoming #IsraeliApartheidWeek events, click here.
For media interviews with the IAW South Africa Team, please contact:
Alex Mdakane, National Spokesperson of IAW in South Africa [+27 (0) 785268663]
or Nabeela Sujee, National Convener of IAW in South Africa [+27 (0) 726370386].