"Mandela, Sisulu and Kathrada’s generation have done their bit to conceptualise and shape the development of a non-racial South Africa. This Anti-Racism Week, we should all be asking ourselves what we are doing today to ensure that post-apartheid racism is challenged in all its forms. We should recommit to #TakeOnRacism with greater determination. It is the least we can do, so that our children will one day know that we were also a generation that cared."
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mandela’s release, and the 20th year that Marwan spends behind bars, including the last 13 years consecutively. In October 2013, an international campaign was launched from Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island for the freedom of Marwan and all Palestinian political prisoners.
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.
BDS recently launched the campaign against Woolworths, which imports several of its products from Israeli settlements.