South Africa

Why Helen Suzman remains relevant to today's South Africa

By Robert Philpot, May 2, 2014

April 27 1994 should have been a day of quiet satisfaction for Helen Suzman. As South Africans voted in the country’s first multiracial elections, the final nail was hammered into the coffin of the apartheid regime she had spent over four decades fighting.

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Mandela ‘trained in sabotage by Mossad’

By Sandy Rashty, December 20, 2013

Nelson Mandela received security training from Israeli agents, according to reports.

The South African anti-apartheid hero, who died this month aged 95, was trained in weaponry, judo and sabotage by Mossad during his struggle against the country’s white government in the 1960s.

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Chief Rabbi of South Africa's opening prayer at the Mandela memorial

By Rosa Doherty, December 11, 2013
World leaders joined tens of thousands of people at the FNB Stadium to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. The Chief Rabbi of South Africa opened the prayer service.

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Chief Rabbi of South Africa pays tribute to Mandela

By Marcus Dysch, December 6, 2013

South Africa's Chief Rabbi, Warren Goldstein, has paid a moving tribute to the country's former president Nelson Mandela.

Rabbi Goldstein conveyed the traditional Jewish greeting to mourners to Mr Mandela's family and said the South African community had enjoyed a "long, close and meaningful relationship" with the statesman.

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Jewish world mourns Nelson Mandela

By Charlotte Oliver, December 6, 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have joined world leaders in paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died at the age of 95.

Mr Peres said: "The world has lost a great leader who changed the face of history. Nelson Mandela was a human rights fighter who made his mark on the war against discrimination and racism."

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Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela dies

December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

The former South African President died peacefully at home on Thursday evening.

Mr Mandela was a world leader who fought against racial segregation in South Africa.

Gaining international attention, Mr Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government in 1963.

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Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela has died

December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

The former South African President died at home on Thursday.

Mr Mandela was a world leader who fought against racial segregation in South Africa.

Gaining international attention, Mr Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government in 1963.

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South African government boycotts Israel

By Moira Schneider, November 7, 2013

There was alarm among South African Jews last week after the country’s International Relations Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, told reporters of a government policy not to engage with Israel at ministerial level until progress had been made in the peace process and in addressing Palestinians’ grievances.

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De Klerk’s warning for South Africa

By Moira Schneider, October 10, 2013

Former president FW de Klerk told a Cape Town conference last Sunday that an ongoing breakdown in the democratic contract in South Africa could lead to “problems” for the Jewish community.

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Business boost in Cape Town

By Tali Feinberg, August 1, 2013

The Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) hosted a networking event for members of the black and Jewish communities last week.

“This event is part of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies’ mandate,” said Rael Kaimowitz, vice chair of the Cape SAJBD. “We are building alliances with this country’s future thought leaders.”

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