Elections 2020

Make sure you're so you can vote this election

We're talking Voter Registration

In order to nominate people, stand in the election or vote in the election, members of the community need to be above the age of 18, a Jewish person residing in the Western Cape and registered on the Community Register held at the Samson Centre.

Our Voters Registration Form will be available from Monday 4 May to Friday 17 July 2020 at 17:00. No submissions after this date and time will be accepted as legitimate.

If you’re unsure that you’re registered, you can reach out to us on info@capesajbd.org

If you’re sure you’re not on the Community Register, fill in the below details and click ‘Next’ (you’ll have to scroll). You should get a ‘Thank You’ message on the screen once completed.

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Countdown to Public Ballot

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The Public Ballot opens on Monday 27 July at 09:00 and closes on Tuesday 18 August 2020 at 17:00, after which deadline no further votes cast by the public will be counted or considered.

Countdown to Affiliate Ballot at AGM

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The Affiliate Ballot will be open only for the duration of Cape SAJBD’s AGM on Sunday 6 September 2020. Organisations affiliated to the board may cast votes during this time, after which deadline no further votes cast by affiliate organisations will be counted or considered.

Get our Elections 2020 Timetable

The Electoral Commission

Our Electoral Commission is made up of 3 Commissioners, of who two are people qualified in law with 15+ years of experience respectively.

How does the Electoral Commission work?

The Electoral Commission functions as an independent and impartial body that oversees and regulates the elections for membership of the Cape Council in order to ensure the process is credible, free and fair. The Commissioners serve a term of five (5) years, which may be extended for one additional five (5) year period. These Commissioners do not stand for election to the Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies nor assist in campaigning for a candidate standing for election. Their decisions are to be reached by consensus, failing which by a majority voting.

Our Commissioners

Doron Goldberg

Currently an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Doron is a member of the Cape Bar and also serves as Commissioner of the Small Claims Court in Cape Town. Doron previously acted for community entities in community-related issues, including for SAUJS, the Hermanus Hebrew Congregation, the Labia Theatre, the Cape SAJBD and Jewish Community Services. His practice largely focuses on commercial law. He is married with three children, who are all in the Herzlia system. 

Richard Freedman

Retired in 2019, Richard has a particular interest in Holocaust and Human Rights Education and has served on the board of various NPOs and associations. From 2006 until retirement, he was the director of the Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre. Before that, Richard had a 30-year career in education, including as principal of a Herzlia school and serving on various national teaching bodies. He currently serves on the Faculty of the Florence Melton School of Adult Learning.

Anton Katz

Anton Katz was born in Cape Town in 1960, schooled in Sea Point and awarded a BSc in Mathematics and an LLB at UCT, and an LLM at Columbia School of Law. He is a member of the Cape Bar and New York Bar and has acted ad hoc as a High Court judge. He served on the UN HRC’s Working Group on Mercenaries between 2011 and 2018, and appeared in tribunals throughout Africa, including SA’s Constitutional Court — most notably all electoral constitutional issues, including floor-crossing cases, secret ballot cases, and motions of no confidence involving the President. He is married with two children.