Gauteng Premier David Makhura has signed the Robben Island Declaration calling for the release of Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouthi.
The signing took place at the annual Walk for Freedom hosted on September 28 by the Palestine Solidarity Alliance in Lenasia.
Makhura signs the Robben Island Declaration. Also seen in the picture is Director of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Neeshan Balton, and struggle stalwarts Laloo Chiba and Ahmed Kathrada. Photo by Zaakirah Vadi
By Delani Majola
The Nurul Islam Auditorium was packed to capacity as the top ten qualifying round of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation speech contest got underway this weekend.
Thirty six young people rendered their speeches, tackling issues such as what it means to be a young leader, racism, and freedom and responsibility.
One of the speakers at the speech contest. Photo by Zaakirah Vadi
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on September 9 commemorated the 50th anniversary of the death of Suliman ‘Babla’ Saloojee.
The Foundation joined a group of family and friends at the Newclare Cemetery, where the anti-apartheid stalwart, who was killed in detention, is buried. A short prayer was rendered, followed by a wreath laying ceremony.
Activists and friends at Suliman 'Babla' Saloojee's grave. Pictured (left to right): Mosie Moolla, Essop Pahad, Harlene Jassat, Djamilla Cajee, Prema Naidoo, Issi Dinat, Zain Dindar and (at the back) Rashid Kayat.
Anti-apartheid veteran Laloo ‘Isu’ Chiba (83) took a bold stand today by picketing against the sale of Israeli products outside a Woolworths store at Trade Route Mall, Lenasia.
The stalwart - who spent 18 years in prison on Robben Island and is now a trustee of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation - has urged shoppers to heed the call by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa campaign.
Former Robben Islander, Laloo 'Isu' Chiba, takes a stand by picketing outside Woolworths in Lenasia.
We are appalled by the one sided and blinkered response of Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein to the ANC Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte’s, statement on the Gaza attacks.
The ANC’s unequivocal stance in the Palestinian crisis is consistent with the global outpouring of anger and a desire to see an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine.
A picture taken in October 2013 during a Palestinian car convoy in Cape Town. Photo by Benny Gool