Invitation: South African Parliament on Palestine, Cuba, Western Sahara

Members of the public are welcome to attend the South African Parliament’s Solidarity Conference in support of the people of Palestine, Cuba, Western Sahara on Thursday, 6 February, 8:30 – 17:30 in the Good Hope Chamber, Plein Street, Parliament of SA, Cape Town.

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According to the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Co-operation who organises the event, the purpose is:

‘To produce an “action-oriented declaration for a Parliamentary Plan of Action taking the solidarity movement forward towards a peaceful resolution of the challenges facing the three nations.”

The conference will be attended by the Ambassadors of the respective countries, prominent academics, civil society and other relevant stakeholders.

Programme:

1. Plenary session: “Parliament of South Africa: Fostering solidarity to build a just and better world”.

 2. Break-away groups to discuss the challenges and to formulate resolutions

  • Cuba:Asserting the right of the people of Cuba to a meaningful and unfettered trade and a call for the release of the Cuban Five.”
  • Palestine: “Intensifying the struggle for self-determination and efforts to bring about a lasting solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
  • Western Sahara: “Liberation of Western Sahara, Ending colonialism in Africa.”

 3. Lunch

 4. Plenary session: Formulation of the declaration for action

LOGISTICS:

  • It is best to arrive half an hour early to sign in. You enter Parliament at Plein Street at the Visitors Centre to register for the day. Please bring your ID book/driver’s license for identification.
  • There is public paid parking on the top floors of Plein Park, a building on Plein Street: you go up Plain Street (towards the mountain), turn first left into Barrack Street, and then again first left – you then enter Plein Park parking garages.

You do not have to RSVP but can simply arrive. My colleagues and I from Kairos Southern Africa sincerely hope to see you there.

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