With the Yamim Tovim coming up, I again urge all our university students to please check that there are no clashes with their upcoming exams and if there are to immediately let the Board know (011 645 2521/ firstname.lastname@example.org). While we will go to every effort to ensure that our students are accommodated, even in cases where only a single person is involved, we need to be informed about any problems as far in advance as possible.
David Saks responds to Alexander O'Riordan's article that appeared in the Daily Maverick
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies extends its heartfelt condolences on the passing of Inkosi Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) extends its heartfelt condolences to His Majesty the King Misizulu kaZwelithini, the Royal Family and the Buthelezi Clan on the passing of Inkosi Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi. The passing of this iconic statesman, wise counsellor and devoted public servant has left a great void in our body politic.
A South African Legend – Raymond Ackerman (1931-2023)
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) is saddened by the passing of Raymond Ackerman, visionary business leader, retail legend and unstinting philanthropist. Throughout his long life, Mr Ackerman’s extraordinary achievements in the business field were combined with his equally impressive record of contributing to the greater society. He was a true patriot and nation builder. He was also an active, identifying member of the Jewish community, with many Jewish organisations and causes benefiting from his generosity over the decades.