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  • Jews in Mandela’s South Africa

    December 5, 2013 | 3:25 pm

    The year was 1994; South Africa was hanging on a thread. The first free general election was about to take place on April 27.

    The world was waiting with baited breath to see whether civil war would erupt and blood would be shed.

     I had just moved from Cape Town to live in the...

  • Fired gay day school principal settles with school out of court

    February 21, 2013 | 7:57 am

    The fired principal of a major Jewish school in Melbourne reached an out-of-court settlement on the eve of his unfair dismissal case in the Federal Court.

    Joseph Gerassi, who is gay, sued Bialik College for millions of dollars in damages to his reputation and for lost income...

  • TRIBE Life: Game on

    October 20, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    While urban hubs Cape Town and Johannesburg are home to thriving Jewish communities, with members whose personal convictions helped shape post-apartheid South Africa, the allure for many who make the long journey from the United States is the rare opportunity to experience wildlife...

  • ‘Catch A Fire’ ignites filmmaker’s memories of anti-apartheid dad

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Shawn Slovo remembers how her Jewish parents, African National Congress activists, left home in the middle of the night to attend secret meetings. She recalls police regularly raiding their Johannesburg house and arresting her mother and father. All the while, she said, she resented...
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  • Alleged Israeli Mob Member Faces Trial

    By Michael Belling

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    An alleged Israeli mobster is facing charges in South Africa that include murder, kidnapping, robbery and intimidation.

    The trial of Lior Saat next March will proceed following a ruling last week by Johannesburg's High Court that it has the jurisdiction to try him. It is considered...

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