The Deputy President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, has signed the Robben Island Declaration calling for the freedom of Marwan Barghouthi and all Palestinian political prisoners.
Kgalema Motlanthe - Photo by Jesse B. Awalt
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation launched its 2014 Youth Leadership Programme on Saturday, March 29, in Lenasia.
Some 50 young people from around Gauteng – both former and new participants of the programme – gathered for the occasion.
Feroza Vilakazi and Lisha Krensenshun at the launch of the 2014 Youth Leadership Programme. Photo by Shenaaz Jamal
Following his recent address at the United Nations in Geneva, struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada is expected to speak at several events in England over the coming two weeks.
Kathrada travelled to the UK on Monday, where he is expected to attend three public events.
He will be part of a discussion at Oxford University on March 28, before addressing a Free Marwan Barghouthi meeting on April 1, and thereafter receiving accolades from the Asian Awards on April 4.
A screenshot of the oxfordliteraryfestival.org events page
Anti-apartheid struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada will address a special United Nations session in Geneva on March 21 on the role of leadership in eliminating racism.
Kathrada, a former Robben Island prisoner and comrade of Nelson Mandela, is expected to speak about the resurgence of racism worldwide, and the importance of leadership in mobilising ordinary people against it.
“While in prison, I recognised what kind of a father, what kind of leader we have. My father was paying the price for something that he did not want me to experience, but had to see me - my generation - paying the same price." - Qassam Barghouthi
Qassam Barghouthi (28) will be addressing schools and universities during Israeli Apartheid Week (March 10-16).