The Mayor of Johannesburg, Geoff Makhubo, MEC (Provincial Minister) Bandile Masuku together with the Board of BDS South Africa yesterday evening unveiled BDS South Africa’s new offices in the suburb of Parkhurst.
The new BDS SA offices, dubbed the Oliver Tambo International Solidarity House, is the largest self funded Palestinian solidarity office on the African continent. The Mayor congratulated the important work that BDS SA does and committed himself and his party to supporting BDS SA as we advance Palestinian solidarity in our city, country and continent. Describing the offices as a “beautiful space” the mayor commented via his Twitter account: “It’s a privilege to be invited by BDS South Africa. It’s always great engaging with young activists doing great work in our City #WeServeJoburg”.
Mayor Makhubo was active in the struggle against apartheid and is now active in both the advancement of our people as well as standing in solidarity with the oppressed peoples of the world. We salute the mayor for his leadership and look forward to working with him in our various campaigns and activities. Our new office will be used to advance international solidarity and we hope to humbly but actively contribute to the liberation of the Palestinian people and the end of Israeli Apartheid.
Present at the office opening were partner NGOs, fraternal organisations, fellow activists, ambassadors and embassy officials, journalists, government representatives, trade unions, filmmakers, donors, artists, well-wishers and volunteers – we thank each of our supporters for your consistent support and solidarity. Indeed, it was a night of celebrating activism, camaraderie and international solidarity. Forward to a free Palestine! Click here.