Articles for Matthew Hirsch

Solidarity demonstrations with Palestinians held in Joburg and Cape Town

“We also faced a very oppressive apartheid regime” says protester

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Photo Essay | 29 November 2023

Much-loved pastor bows out from Central Methodist Church

“Jesus believed in justice, equality, truth, gentleness and mercy” says Alan Storey


News | 28 November 2023

Public works “working” on evicting people occupying land at the Castle

Cape Town mayor concerned about the lack of a clear timeline


News | 27 November 2023

Health workers picket for Palestine outside Red Cross Children’s Hospital

Organisers call for immediate ceasefire

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Brief | 21 November 2023

Gift of the Givers Gaza head “paid the ultimate sacrifice”

Memorial held for Ahmed Abbasi in St George’s Cathedral


News | 20 November 2023

Public works slammed for mismanagement of prime Cape Town property

A two-hectare property and heritage buildings have been left to ruin


News | 17 November 2023

Pro-Israel protest disrupted in Cape Town

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis calls for tolerance, emphasises right to protest and condemns threat against Jewish school

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Photo Essay | 12 November 2023

Tens of thousands march through Cape Town in solidarity with Palestinians

Call for Western Cape government to stand with Palestine as it has with Ukraine

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News | 11 November 2023

Help free up government buildings for women’s shelters, MPs urged

Commission on Gender Equality report has harsh words for police


News | 8 November 2023

Vigils held in Cape Town for Gaza war

People gathered at Parliament and at the University of Cape Town to express solidarity with Palestine

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News | 8 November 2023

Cape Town pours into the streets to welcome the Boks

“These guys are uniting us. They are from diverse backgrounds.”


Photo Essay | 3 November 2023

Protesters call for closure of Israeli embassy

Cape Town march in support of Palestinians

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News | 1 November 2023

Landmark decision for housing in Cape Town

City Council releases land in Salt River for social housing


News | 26 October 2023

Thousands march in Cape Town, call for ceasefire in Gaza

Protesters demand that South Africans who join Israeli Defence Force be prosecuted

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News | 22 October 2023

Gift of the Givers is on the ground in Gaza

Imtiaz Sooliman calls for negotiations and compromise. “The only way to solve the problem is to do what is just.”


News | 17 October 2023

March in Cape Town in support of Gaza as Israel orders evacuation

Official death toll rises to 3,000 - over 1,200 Israelis and about 1,800 Palestinians - as violence escalates

Text by Matthew Hirsch and Nathan Geffen. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks.

News | 13 October 2023