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So. African Provincial Council Checks Anti-jewish Bias in Hospitals

August 11, 1958
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A resolution declaring that “a hospital official shall be guilty of misconduct if he discriminates on religious grounds in carrying out his official duties” was adopted by the Cape Provincial Council.

The resolution was adopted following charges by Major A. Z. Berman deputy leader of the United Party in the Council, who alleged there had been anti-Jewish discrimination against a Jewish applicant for the chair of anatomy at Stellenbosch University.

National Party leaders denied there had ever been anti-Jewish discrimination at the university or at Stellenbosch Hospital, and accused Maj. Berman of raising an issue “to make political capital.”

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