'Boycott Woolworths campaign to continue'

The BDS says it won't stop protesting despite the group meeting with the retailer.

FILE: The BDS campaign aims to get Woolworths to end all trade with Israel. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement says although it welcomes today's meeting with retailer Woolworths, "the boycott Woolworths campaign" will continue.

BDS, together with National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P), embarked on a campaign to boycott Woolworth's products in July this year.

The campaign aims to get Woolworths to end all trade with Israel.

Last month, the parties' representatives agreed to meet on or before 10 December in an attempt to settle issues around BDS's "boycott Woolworths campaign".

The retailer went to court in a bid to stop the group from protesting inside its stores.

BDS national coordinator Muhammed Desai says the details of the meeting are confidential at this stage but the campaign will still continue.

"BDS SA is very clear, the boycott and campaign must continue until a resolution is found."

On 20 October of this year 57 of the movement's supporters were arrested following a flash protest at a Woolworths store in Killarney Mall in Johannesburg.