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26 October 2022
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) is committed to assisting the victims and families of the Boksburg tragedy as they start rebuilding their lives. Through the SAJBD Relief Fund, together with our partners on the ground, the Angel Network, the Clive Mashishi Foundation, the Sibambisene Foundation and Fingertips of Africa are working tirelessly to help those in need.
The SAJBD and Angel Network continue to assist the people affected by the Boksburg disaster. Clive Mashishi has been working with builders and electricians to repair damages to the old age home caused by the explosion. In the coming days we will continue to assess and assist those impacted by this tragedy including providing counseling to families who lost loved ones in this tragedy.
We were saddened to learn of the passing on Friday of our treasured friend and esteemed colleague Goldie Goldsmith. For over forty years, Goldie worked for the SAJBD in various capacities, primarily as administrative secretary of the Board’s journal Jewish Affairs as well as of its Afrikaans language publication Buurman which appeared during the 1970s and early 1980s. She was well into her eighties when, by her own choice, she decided to finally retire.