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  • Hundreds protest in South Africa against U.S. star Pharrell Williams

    September 21, 2015 | 3:37 pm

    About 500 people demonstrated outside a Cape Town venue where Pharrell Williams was due to perform on Monday, in protest against the U.S. pop star's promotional deal with South African retailer Woolworths and its trade ties with Israel.

    The Grammy award-winning producer and...

  • Pharrell Williams’ concert venue in South Africa drops legal bid to fend off BDS

    September 18, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Organizers of a concert by American pop star Pharrell Williams have abandoned their legal action against pro-Palestinian demonstrators protesting against his presence there.

    The Sun International hotel group had launched an urgent court interdict on Monday to limit the number of...

  • South African Jewish students oppose use of swastikas in protest

    March 20, 2015 | 10:58 am

    Protests by black students of a statue honoring British colonizer Cecil Rhodes provoked tensions with Jewish students by invoking swastikas and other Nazi imagery.

    Members of the student protest group Black Monday hung posters bearing pictures of Adolf Hitler and swastikas on the...

  • South African Jewish board lodges complaint against government minister

    March 14, 2013 | 8:39 am

    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies lodged a complaint with the country's Human Rights Commission over ''inflammatory remarks'' made by Deputy Foreign Minister Marius Fransman.

    In a radio interview last month, Fransman claimed that Jewish businessmen in the Western Cape...

  • 1,800 rally in South Africa for Israel

    July 2, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Nearly 2,000 people rallied in support of Israel in two South African cities.

    Demonstrators in Pretoria on June 28 and Cape Town the next day protested against the government’s announcement that products originating from Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank will be labeled as such, and not as Israeli products.The gatherings included large numbers of South African Jews and Christians.

    A thousand people, including Zulu leaders, marched in Pretoria, while 800 gathered in front of the South African Parliament in Cape Town.

  • Tutu reaches out to Jewish journalist upset with Israel over migrants

    June 25, 2012 | 10:20 am

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu responded to the outrage of a Jewish journalist in Cape Town over Israel’s policy toward African immigrants.

    Tutu responded to a public letter by Cape Town Jewish journalist Moira Levy, who had condemned Israel’s move to deport illegal African migrants. Levy...

  • Screening of film comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa cancelled [VIDEO]

    June 7, 2012 | 10:25 am

    The screening of a film comparing Israel to South Africa’s apartheid regime was cancelled in Cape Town.

    The theater reportedly cancelled the screening after receiving hundreds of demands from patrons who were against the film.

    The Labia Theater in Cape Town decided to cancel the...

  • TRIBE Life: Game on

    October 20, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    While urban hubs Cape Town and Johannesburg are home to thriving Jewish communities, with members whose personal convictions helped shape post-apartheid South Africa, the allure for many who make the long journey from the United States is the rare opportunity to experience wildlife...