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is a JTA correspondent in South Africa. A law graduate and psychology major, she is the Cape Town correspondent for the South African Jewish Report. She contributes to London's Jewish Chronicle, is a reporter for the Cape Jewish Chronicle and has been published in the Cape Times and Cape Argus.


  • P.A. shuts down ‘Martyr Mouse’ channel

    The Palestinian Authority shut down the West Bank branch of a TV channel that had incited children to hate Israel.

  • Founder of Melton Mini-School dies

    Florence Melton, who in her 70s pioneered a concept in adult Jewish education that was named for her and became a global enterprise, died in Florida at the age of 95.

  • South African Jews cite bias in censorship group

    South Africa’s Jewish community has accused the country’s censorship watchdog group of anti-Israel, pro-Islamist bias.

  • Secular mother experiences outreach

    On the advice of her religiously observant daughter, a secular mother studied Torah in Jerusalem with an outreach group. She’s not buying a wig just yet, but feels enriched.

  • S. Africa won’t meet Hamas after all

    Following pressure from the community, South Africa’s president promised Jewish leaders that he would not meet with Hamas members after all.

  • South Africa’s Holocaust center

    The Cape Town Holocaust center and South Africa’s department of education held a seminar for educators to explore how social Darwinism, race and eugenics motivated Nazi ideology and partially influenced apartheid ideology.

  • South Africans aid Israeli terror survivors

    Divote, a South African Jewish community initiative, brings help and happiness into the lives of young Israelis affected by terrorism.

  • A South African Jewish cookbook

    A South African Jewish seniors association is creating a cookbook that will not only be a great source of recipes of the country’s unique cuisine, but will also provide a social history of South African Jewry.

  • Descendant of Swazi royals becomes a rabbi

    A descendant of Swazi royals recounts his journey from language student in South Africa to Orthodox rabbi in Israel.

  • South Africa’s Jewish pioneers

    A new book investigates the history of a hardy band of Jewish pioneers in Namaqualand, a remote, arid region in South Africa.