Minister Naledi Pandor sinks to a new low

Minister Naledi Pandor sinks to a new low

Six months and tens of thousands of civilian deaths later, we are still waiting for our Department of International Relations & Cooperation (DIRCO) to condemn Russia's barbaric war of aggression against the Ukrainian people. By comparison, within hours of armed clashes breaking out on the Israel-Gaza border, Dirco Minister Naledi Pandor had rushed to issue yet another virulent denunciation of the Jewish state and ignored the indiscriminate firing of more than 600 deadly missiles targeted at Israeli civilian areas.

​​The SAJBD welcomes apology from Bongani Masuku, Cosatu

The SAJBD welcomes apology from Bongani Masuku, Cosatu

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) welcomes the apology to the Jewish community from Bongani Masuku and the Congress of South African Trade Unions. In terms of the judgment handed down last week by the Constitutional Court, Mr Masuku and Cosatu were required to apologise for a statement that the court ruled to be hate speech against the Jewish community. The apology received on the 23rd of February reads:

Charisse Zeifert

The line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is clear

CHARISSE ZEIFERT: The line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is clear

Constitutional Court ruling means the likes of Bongani Masuku can no longer hide behind the cloak of legitimate criticism to propagate racist hate speech against Jews

Alana Baranov

Guarding our words against hate

“We can make sure that for that side it will be hell … something that may necessarily cause what is regarded as harm”.

These chilling words rang in my ears. As a young South African sitting in a university classroom, I never expected that my association with a group of people, a member of the South African Jewish community, would deem me a target for violence and unwelcome in my own country.

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Free to Choose

True freedom requires being protected by the confines of just and prescribed laws', while retaining our ability to choose. Charlotte Cohen explores this fundamental Jewish concept in the concept of the Pesach festival.


'The curious case of Dr Isaac Newton Levi', as related in this new short story by Clark Zlotchew

Yom Hashoah Friday 9 April

Please join us on FB on *Friday 9 April at 12 noon* as we commemorate the Six Million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. See Kevin Ritchie’s beautiful article on what you can expect here

The Lithuanian Slaughter of its Jews

Sorrel Kerbel reviews of The Lithuanian Slaughter of its Jews, a grim record of Lithuanian culpability in the Holocaust based on the testimony of 121 survivors