Rhoda Kadalie’s article in the Citizen 07 November, 2014

7 November 2014
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Dual citizenship discussed at meeting with SAJBD & Minister Malusi Gigaba

1 October 2015

On 30 September, the leadership of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and SA Zionist Federation (SAZF) met with Minister of Home Affairs Mr Malusi Gigaba to address statements made by Deputy Minister Obed Bapela in an article in the Sunday Times on 6 September 2015. The delegation thanked the Minister for his clarification of […]

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Jewish South Africa celebrates Heritage Day Carnival

25 September 2015

Yesterday South African Jewry celebrated National Heritage Day alongside thousands of many diverse South Africans, as we joined together in a parade through the streets of Tshwane (Pretoria). The SA Jewish community float took the form of an ARK containing a library filled with books collected from the learners from our Jewish Schools.  The library […]

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Min Bapela approaches SAJBD for meeting

9 September 2015

Deputy Minister Obed Bapela and senior ANC members have approached the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) with a view to discuss Bapela’s remarks concerning dual citizenship and related matters to the Jewish community. The SAJBD has accepted the invitation to engage with Mr Bapela and other senior ANC leadership. The meeting is expected […]

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Obed Bapela undermines SA democracy in his attack on Jewish Community

7 September 2015

Obed Bapela has undermined the very core value of South Africa’s democracy by proposing a change to our law purely to prevent one sector of our society, in this case, South African Jews from having a relationship with Israel.  Bapela has called for the notion of Dual Citizenship to be revised, simply to prevent the […]

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Jewish Board will pursue Hate Speech cases against Mcebo Dlamini

16 July 2015

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) notes that in its review of the disciplinary procedures against Dlamini, the Wits University Legal Office expressed the view that Mr Dlamini’s ‘Hitler’ comments, while ‘abhorrent’, nevertheless “did not breach the exceptions to the Constitution regarding freedom of speech”. Their decision, is relevant only in respect of the internal […]

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South African Jewish Board of Deputies Mourns Dalya Lemkus

11 November 2014

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a number of Israelis murdered in terror attacks.  Among them was Dalya Lemkus, a young woman, whose family came from our own South African Jewish Community.  26 year old Dalya was fatally stabbed in her neck while waiting for transport at the side of the street outside […]

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30 October 2014

ADVISORY The South African Jewish community will be holding a demonstration against rising antisemitism and intimidation in our country. There has, over the past few months been an escalation of levels of antisemitism and hate speech against members of the Jewish Community. This has included direct verbal threats, anti-Jewish grand-standing by political and civil society […]

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Associate Director David Sacks’ Opinion Piece on the Gaza conflict appeared in the Saturday Star on 19 July 2014

21 July 2014

Click on the link to view David Sacks’ opinion piece SAJDB pdf_01

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Press Release

26 May 2014

On Saturday afternoon, an unidentified gunman went on a murderous shooting rampage in the Jewish Museum in Brussels, killing four people. There can be little doubt that the museum was targeted specifically because it was a Jewish institution, and that the attack was an antisemitically motivated hate crime. The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) […]

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20 May 2014

Five months ago, under the heading ‘Make Us Count’, the Board embarked on a serious of initiatives aimed at encouraging the Jewish community to become involved and in general get into the spirit of the upcoming national elections. It began with a drive to encourage first-time voters, as well as those living overseas, to ensure […]

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