JOHANNESBURG (Aug. 28)
The South African Zionist Federation declared today, in a report prepared for the 28th national conference opening here tomorrow, that South African Jews continued to regard their fund-raising efforts for Zionist causes “as their sacred duty” despite recent Government suspension of special concessions on the transfer of funds to Israel.
It was indicated that restoration of the cordial relations which once existed between South Africa and Israel would be the dominant concern of the convention. The suspension of concessions followed Israel’s vote in United Nations General Assemblies in 1961 and 1962 with countries censuring South Africa for its apartheid policies.
The Concessions were granted by the South African Treasury in 1950 permitting Jews to transfer to Israel an amount in cash fixed every six months and permitting also the export of goods “in surplus against payment in local currency.”