Written for and originally published on DafkaDotCom on 5 August 2020 as part of the ‘Communal Matters: Exploring the Concerns of the South African Jewish Community’ series. Click for original.
Antisemitism In The Western Cape
We closely monitor and investigate all acts of antisemitism in South Africa. We work closely with a legal team and the relevant authorities to assist members of our community who have experienced discrimination based on their Jewish faith and/ or identity.
Through millennia, the Jewish people have experienced persecution because of our religious faith and ethnic background.
Today, we find ourselves in a Republic of South Africa whose ideals echo our deepest commitments to shared humanity, respect, dignity, freedom and life.
Should you find yourself discriminated against because of the colour of your skin, your religion, race, ethnic belonging, gender, sexual orientation or identity, we will stand with you. We know your fear and seek to understand your hardship. You are not alone.
What to Do
Reach out to the Cape SAJBD. Together with a legal team and the appropriate authorities, we will ensure hate incidents are investigated and addressed in your community. Silence is often the greatest threat to our civil rights.
What To Do
Reach out to SAJBD Cape. Should you find yourself discriminated against because of your religion, race, ethnic belonging, gender, sexual orientation or identity, we will stand with you.
Our legal team together with appropriate authorities will make sure hate incidents are investigated and addressed in your community. Silence is often the greatest threat to our civil rights.
Latest Antisemitism News
As issued by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) [national] Today, the Randburg Magistrates Court sentenced Matome Letsoalo to three years imprisonment, suspended for five years, for threatening
As issued by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) [national] Last Friday, a major step forward in the battle against online antisemitism was taken when the Randburg Magistrates
Full Statement: After Long Fight, ADL is Relieved at Facebook Announcement That It Will Remove Holocaust Denial Content
New York, NY, October 12, 2020 — ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) is relieved by Facebook’s announcement that it was updating its hate speech policy to prohibit any content “that denies