In the build up to the final termination of UJ's agreement with BGU, the UJ Petition campaign has intensified. On this page find out more about the series of events will be taking place both at UJ as well as nationally to support the campaign. Also keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments of the campaign.


  • Amnesty International Water Seminar - The Politics of Water Research and the Ethics of Academic Engagement

BGU's research collaboration with UJ relates to a water purification project. Amnesty International and the Department of Sociology at UJ will be hosting an academic seminar on the politics of water research - placing the politics of water in Israel/Palestine in context. The central question that will form the basis of the discussion will be: Should UJ terminate its water research agreement with Israel? 

Speakers include: Professors David Moore, Ran Greenstein, Patrick Bond, Dr Anis Saleh, Nokuthula Magudulela (Amnesty International) and Deborah Hyams (Amnesty International)

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 16th March
Time: 15h30-17h00
Venue: Council Chambers Conference Room, Auckland Park Campus, UJ


  • Israeli Apartheid Week - Special focus on UJ Petition

Between 7th and 14th March 2011, 60 cities worldwide and over 9 campuses in South Africa will be hosting a series of events as part of the 7th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week.

The UJ Petition campaign is hosting a national film tour at each South African campus. From Selma to Soweto - a part of the acclaimed Have you heard from Johannesburg documentary series - will engage audiences on the relevance of the academic boycott to contributing to the end of South African apartheid.

Wits University

Date: Wednesday, 9th March
Time: 13h15
Venue: SHB2

University of Pretoria

Date: Wednesday, 9th March
Time: 14h00
Venue: Human Sciences Building (19-15)

University of Johannesburg

Date: Thursday, 10th March
Time: 13h00
Venue: UJ Humanities Common Room (C-Ring 319)

Rhodes University

Date: Thursday, 10th March
Time: 19h00
Venue: Arts Major Lecture Theatre

University of Cape Town

Date: Thursday, 10th March
Time: 13h00
Venue: African Studies Gallery