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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.


  • South African Jews urged to reach out

    South Africa’s chief rabbi has accused the country’s Jews of not sufficiently supporting a community outreach initiative aimed at their black counterparts.

  • Centenarian sets sprint record

    A Jewish centenarian from South Africa has set a world record for his age group in the 100-meter sprint.

  • Israelis back South African fruit venture

    An Israeli initiative aims to help a black empowerment project in South Africa play a major role in supplying a rare fruit to the world market.

  • Back in Africa for Passover

    “Lights, camera — action!” is not the usual opening to the Passover seder, but viewers tuning into South African television on April 11 could well be forgiven for making that mistake. They’ll see a seder with a uniquely African twi

  • New book stirs apartheid debate

    A new book that examines the role of Jews in apartheid South Africa is stirring up controversy by suggesting that the Jewish community mostly stood by while white South Africa persecuted the country´s black majority.

  • Jews reach out to S. African blacks

    South Africa´s Jewish community is responding to questions about its stance during the apartheid era by strengthening its drive to reach out to South African blacks and help rebuild this racially divided country.

  • S. African Jews fear for future

    South Africa’s main Jewish group is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and concerns about the community’s future — as well as its past — are dominating the organization’s efforts.

  • New book examines El Al disaster

    In 1955, an El Al flight en route from London to Israel was shot down over Bulgaria, resulting in the deaths of all 58 people on board. The story behind the tragedy has been shrouded in secrecy, but publication of a new book may finally shed some light on

  • Kibbutz is model for AIDS program

    Israel’s kibbutz system has spawned an unlikely cousin at the southern tip of Africa. An interfaith AIDS program, supported by a synagogue sisterhood, seeks to lessen the devastation wreaked by the pandemic with a communal-style setup that includes collec

  • Anne Frank musical premiers

    Had she survived, Anne Frank would have turned 74 on June 12. Six days after this anniversary, Roland Polastro plans to pay her a posthumous birthday tribute with the worldwide premier, in Cape Town, of the Anne Frank Cantata, featuring star Jewish sopran