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Elected by Donors: How the University of Cape Town Was Bullied into Embracing Israel

While the story may only seem relevant in South Africa’s political and academic contexts, in reality, it exemplifies the nature of a brewing war between supporters of Palestinian rights and Israeli interests, worldwide. 

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In South Africa, Trump Embraces a Global Neo-Nazi Myth

White South Africans are 8 percent of the country’s population and hold 70 percent of its arable land. Apparently that’s not enough for a global chorus of white supremacists.

In South Africa, Trump Embraces a Global Neo-Nazi Myth

President Donald Trump recently voiced support for a Neo-Nazi ideology in South Africa that accuses the government of “white genocide.” This ideology posits that the government of South Africa and the ruling African National Congress are inciting their followers to invade and occupy ranches owned by white farmers. Ironically, Trump’s statement

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Mandela’s Grandson to Honor Ahed Tamimi with Award for Her Bravery in Resisting Israeli Oppression

“Ahed‚ like most Palestinian youth living under occupation‚ are fearless in their protest against the occupation and witness daily how their parents are humiliated and stripped of their dignity at the hands of the IDF. “ — Zwelivelile Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson

Mandela’s Grandson to Honor Ahed Tamimi with Award for Her Bravery in Resisting Israeli Oppression

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA -- After her release from an Israeli prison on Sunday, renowned Palestinian teen-activist Ahed Tamimi has been invited to South Africa to receive an award honoring the 17-year-old for her bravery and continued resistance to the Israeli military occupation of Palestine’s West Bank. The award

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White Farms and Black Farms: Will South African Land Finally Shed Apartheid’s Proportions?

Many here say that South Africa’s constitution has never been an impediment to land redistribution; the problem was always the political will of the ANC, which abandoned Marxist ideology for a neoliberal approach.

White Farms and Black Farms: Will South African Land Finally Shed Apartheid’s Proportions?

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA -- The first thing a casual visitor will notice about a white-owned South African farm is its size. In summer, the typical commercial farm here is greener than imagination, and stretches seemingly into another day, beginning at a fencepost, or frontage road and ending, a few thousand acres later, at the sky, or on the banks

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A Death in the Family for Millions of South Africans

“I am not Mandela’s product,” Winnie Madikizela-Mandela once told an interviewer. “I am the product of the masses of my country and the product of my enemy.”

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A Death in the Family for Millions of South Africans

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- Youth Day, as it is known in South Africa, is a national holiday commemorating the anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprising against the white-minority apartheid government. Arriving almost an

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Palestine’s Own Sharpeville Massacre by Its Own Apartheid Oppressors

Bloody Friday in Gaza was the Palestinians’ own Sharpeville massacre at the hands of their own Apartheid oppressors, and the next six weeks could prove to be a turning point for the 70-year-long injustice inflicted upon them.

Palestine’s Own Sharpeville Massacre by Its Own Apartheid Oppressors

Be in absolutely no doubt about the significance of the start of the peaceful Great Return March which began in Gaza on Friday and led to 17 Palestinians being killed and hundreds more wounded by the Israeli army and its snipers. That Israel felt the need to resort to violence in response to unarmed

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