Elections 2020

Elections 2020 has been concluded

Outcome of Affiliate Ballot

At 17:30 on Sunday 6 September 2020, the Cape SAJBD’s affiliate ballot election closed. At 18:15 the Electoral Commission announced the provisional results to attendees of our conference.

The provisional results are
• Adrienne Jacobson
• David King
• Glen Heneck
• Jonathan Silke
• Lester Hoffman
• Li Boiskin
• Rowan Polovin
• Simone Sulcas
• Tzvi Brivik
• Vivienne Anstey

These 10 nominees will serve on the Cape SAJBD board from 2020 to 2022. A total of 399 votes were cast, with delegates being able to vote for between 1 and 6 nominees.

All members of the community have the right and opportunity to object to the provisional results of the Affiliate ballot. Please address any and all objections or complaints to the Electoral Commission care of Stuart Diamond, the Electoral Commission’s Electoral Operations Officer at stuart@ctjc.co.za by no later than 17h00 on Tuesday 8 September 2020.

The EC will consider any objections or complaints received and then announce the final results of the public ballot election.

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.