The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday added its voice to calls for the University of Johannesburg to cut ties with Israel's Ben Gurion University.
“... we call upon the University of Johannesburg to act in the interest of justice and terminate an agreement between itself and the Ben-Gurion University on the grounds of BGU's direct and indirect support for the Israeli military and the occupation itself,” said Cosatu's international relations secretary, Bongani Masuku, in a statement.
“We support the demand by workers and students, together with progressive academics of the University of Johannesburg to have any relationship with any Israeli institution terminated instantly.”
University of Johannesburg deputy vice chancellor, Adam Habib, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Unisa vice-chancellor Barney Pityana