28 Feb 2012
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, a PhD candidate, is Chairperson of the Post Graduate Association at Wits University and a member of the South African Students Congress (SASCO). He is also a board member of the Boycott Divest Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid.
Ndlozi delivered a stirring speech at the London chapter of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), which took place from 22-24 February 2012. In his speech he invokes the memory of the late ANC leader, Oliver Tambo, as he draws parallels between the pre-1994 BDS campaign against apartheid South Africa and the current campaign against apartheid Israel.
IAW takes place annually at dozens of universities around the world. This year marks the 8th annual round of IAW events with almost 80 universities participating, including seven in South Africa.
Editor's Note: You might also be interested in this news report filed by The Real News Network this week, which argues that the Israeli government is currently relocating Bedouins in the Negev Desert to create Jewish contiguity south of the West Bank: Israel's "New West Bank"