Elections 2016

At the time of writing, arrangements are being finalised for Wednesday evening’s election panel discussion at Beyachad. The event was organised as part of the SAJBD’s ‘Make Us Count’ election awareness campaign Taking part will be ANC Mayoral candidate, Parks Tau, DA Mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba, Cope President Mosiuoa Lekota and ACDP MP, Steven Swart. Well-known radio journalist and author Mandy Wiener will moderate the discussion and pose questions to the panellists. I look forward to reporting back on what transpired.

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​Peaceful Jewish protesters forcibly removed from the entrance of the Sandton Convention Centre

Peaceful Jewish protesters were forcibly removed from the entrance of the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) earlier today (Friday 10 May).

The protestors were members of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) who were demonstrating against statements made by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Naledi Pandor for effectively calling for violence against Jewish students on campus such as we are seeing on US campuses Pandor was the keynote speaker at the unfortunately named “global anti-Apartheid Conference on Israel.”