The World Jewish Congress National Directors’ Forum for 2017 was held in Cape Town. Sixty leaders from fifty countries visited beautiful Cape Town for their annual conference, taking in this beautiful city and getting to know this remarkable community. The Gala Dinner held at the Lookout on the Waterfront provided an opportunity for the global Jewish leaders to interact with South African Jewish community leaders, government, parliamentarians, political parties, business people, academics and media. And it was quite the party!
SAJBD laid criminal charges against three individuals who posted threatening and grossly antisemitic comments.
Earlier today the SA Jewish Board of Deputies, through Ian Levitt Attorneys, laid criminal charges at the Sandton Police Station against three individuals who posted threatening and grossly antisemitic comments against the Jewish community last week. The three against whom the charges were laid were Muhammad Hattia, Tameez Seedat and Matome Letsoalo.
Over the past 24 hours, a flurry of viciously antisemitic and threatening attacks have been made against South African Jews, both on social media and in direct face-to-face encounters. The incidents, which are being followed up by the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD), have generated great anxiety and anger in the Jewish community and screenshots of the offending posts have gone viral