Election declared final

Nominations for the Cape SAJBD 2022 Election of Board representatives closed on Tuesday, 5 July 2022 and were finalised after the objection period, on 12 July 2022.

On Wednesday, 20 July, Tzvi Brivik the current Chairperson of the Cape SAJBD, withdrew his nomination on the basis that he remains on the Board by virtue of his position as immediate past chairperson in terms of section 7(c)(iii) of its Constitution. This brought the number of affiliate ballot nominees to 10.

As the minimum number of nominees for the public ballot (5) and affiliate ballot (10) were received and no objections were upheld by the EC, all nominees standing for the Cape SAJBD’s 2022 election have automatically been elected onto the Board. They will serve for a period of two years, beginning September 2022.

The Electoral Commission is therefore pleased to announce that together with Tzvi Brivik, as immediate past chair, and the chairpersons of the South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council), the South African Union of Jewish Students (Cape Town) and the Union of Jewish Women (Cape Town), the Cape SAJBD’s new Board for 2022-2024 is as follows:

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

Chairperson 2022

Currently an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Doron has recently been appointed as Senior Counsel. He is a member of the Cape Bar and also serves as Commissioner of the Small Claims Court in Cape Town. Doron has 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 SC 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 Pan African Bar Association of SA, a former 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 has two children.

Our Election Operations Officer

Tyla Dallas

The Electoral Commission has appointed Tyla Dallas, Cape SAJBD Marketing and Legal Officer as the Election Operations Officer for 2022. She must act in accordance with the Electoral Regulations and is responsible for the administrative work of the Electoral Commission.