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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.


  • 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

  • Jews attacked at South African school

    Jewish, gay and black students reportedly have been beaten up by right-wing vigilante groups at a South African university. A newspaper reports that the Jewish students’ union had been forced to close its doors to avoid attacks inside student resid

  • Ex-Israeli spy witness in Zimbabwe trial

    A former Israeli spy is the star state witness in a high-profile trial in Zimbabwe in which the leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition and two of his senior lieutenants are being charged with treason and could face the death penalty.

  • Book catalogs Lithuanian Jews’ fate

    After five years of effort, two genealogists have produced the first substantive record of the Jews of Lithuania who were murdered in the Holocaust: “The Holocaust in Lithuania, 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance.”

  • Dispute splits South African Orthodox

    A dispute over Jewish standards may lead Cape Town’s largest Orthodox congregation to withdraw from the country’s Union of Orthodox Synagogues.

  • Zimbabwe paper runs anti-Semitic article

    “Vile, repugnant, racist rubbish” was how one Jewish leader characterized an anti-Semitic article that appeared recently in a Zimbabwe newspaper.

  • A safety pouch in S. Africa

    A South African Jewish group that provides a “safety pouch” for indigent mothers is celebrating its 70th anniversary.