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The chief justice of South Africa has been condemned by the ruling ANC and other parties for getting involved in politics and making pro-Israeli remarks during a webinar session

Comment: South Africa ended its Security Council term on a fiery note, calling out inaction and the need for UN reform, writes Suraya Dadoo.

Can South Africa maintain its anti-apartheid solidarity with Palestine?

Janet Smith

Can South Africa maintain its anti-apartheid solidarity with Palestine?

Comment: On Mandela Day, South Africa is reminded of the commitments it made to helping Palestinians fight apartheid. The sooner that happens, the better, writes Janet Smith.

We need a citizens' committee on the arms trade

Sophia Akram

We need a citizens' committee on the arms trade

Comment: The model for the citizens' committee could be taken across the country, and become a powerful tool for opposing arms sales to Saudi ...

Algiers, third world capital: Love in time of revolution

Malia Bouattia

Algiers, third world capital: Love in time of revolution

Book Club: Elaine Mokhtefi's moving account of Algeria's struggle for independence is brought to life with personal anecdotes and a bittersweet ...

Suraya Dadoo

South Africa's approach to Israel betrays its own struggle

Comment: The reluctance to downgrade diplomatic relations with Israel defies the legacy of the international anti-Apartheid movement, writes Suraya Dadoo.

The New Arab & agencies

South Africa, UAE sign extradition treaty amid graft probe

South Africa said it had penned extradition treaties with the UAE, a move that could facilitate the forced return to the country of wealthy ...

Suraya Dadoo

Israel's ban on South African model follows apartheid playbook

Comment: Israel's ban on Shashi Naidoo entering the Occupied Palestinian Territories is eerily reminiscent of apartheid South Africa's siege ...

Zohra El-Mokhtari

What is terrorism?

Comment: Broad and shifting definitions of 'terrorism' have given states free rein to act with impunity, writes Zohra el-Mokhtari.

Palestine solidarity: Will Ramaphosa downgrade Tel Aviv embassy?

Janet Smith

Palestine solidarity: Will Ramaphosa downgrade Tel Aviv embassy?

Comment: The time has come for Ramaphosa to enact ANC policy, and downgrade the status of South Africa's embassy in Israel, writes ...

Janet Smith

Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Comment: Cyril Ramaphosa is on the brink of taking South Africa's presidency. Janet Smith asks if he will succeed in following through on his ...

South Africa must move beyond symbolic support for Palestine

Suraya Dadoo

South Africa must move beyond symbolic support for Palestine

Comment: If the ANC is to have meaningful solidarity with Palestine, it must leave 'dialogue' aside, and isolate Israeli apartheid, ...

South Africa's <em>ANC</em> party wants embassy downgrade in Israel

The New Arab & agencies

South Africa's ANC party wants embassy downgrade in Israel

South Africa's ruling party says the country's embassy in Israel should be downgraded to a liaison office to show support for the Palestinians.

Zuma: Morocco and South Africa will restore diplomatic ties

The New Arab

Zuma: Morocco and South Africa will restore diplomatic ties

South African President Jacob Zuma says ties will be restored with Morocco, despite pro-Polisario sentiment remaining strong in his own ...

Muslim anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

The New Arab

Muslim anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

South Africa mourns Mandela comrade and former Robben Island inmate who spent decades fighting against racial discrimination.

Sophia Akram

An equal-rights bi-national one-state solution is the only solution

Comment: Did Trump just kill off the two-state solution? The time has come for a single-state, with equal rights for all, before Israel creates one without Palestinians, writes Sophia Akram.

Sam Hamad

Brexit, right-wing racism and the assassination of Jo Cox

The murder of pro-internationalist MP Jo Cox highlights the underlying xenophobic sentiment of the 'Brexit' campaign, writes Sam Hamad.

Nick Rodrigo

What can South Africa do for Palestine in Paris?

Abbas hopes to bring South Africa into this new gambit by Paris to kick-start the peace process consistently stalled due to Palestinian ...

The New Arab

Nelson Mandela: a towering symbol of freedom for Palestinians

Ramallah has unveiled a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, with the freedom fighter's struggle against ...

Is international justice blind? Africa doesn't think so

AAAJ and agencies

Is international justice blind? Africa doesn't think so

Analysis: An attempt to have Sudan's Omar al-Bashir arrested on ICC charges has brought the court's apparent bias against Africa back into the ...

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