Tag Archive for Israel South Africa

Video Report: Israeli Investors Spark African Cannabis Business Boom

Among other African countries joining in, South Africa is seeing a huge boom in their cannabis industry, as Israeli eyes are looking to invest big and donate part of their profits to help the local communities.

By i24NEWS


Low labor costs, minimal regulation, sufficient water supply and excellent weather conditions have attracted Israeli medical cannabis industry leaders to several countries in Africa.

Cannabis greenhouse – Screenshot: Israel’s i24NEWS video report

By paying local workers over twice the average monthly income, and guarantees to reinvest part of the profits into the local medical system, authorities are welcoming the cooperation with the Israelis to spur their economies. Continue Reading »

South Africa reverses decision, better to receive Israeli aid, than suffer from drought

South African Ministers are now prepared to engage with Israel now that 3-year drought has afflicted South Africa to the point that Cape Town, a city of 4 million, may effectively run out of drinking water mid-July.

By Charles Gardner


In the face of an apocalyptic scenario, the South African government has apparently been forced to eat humble pie in its ongoing spat with Israel.

The three-year drought that has afflicted the nation has now reached the drastic stage of a looming so-called Day Zero – July 15 this year – when Cape Town, a city of four million, will effectively run out of water; that is, they will be cut off from running water, and will be forced to line up at collection points for a miserly rationing. Continue Reading »

Drought-Stricken African Country Refuses Water Technology From Israel

Preferring to support the anti-Israeli BDS movement, the government’s antisemitic politics was so domineering that it refused Israel’s aid, even for sake of its water-parched citizens.

By Charles Gardner


As Jews celebrate the time in ancient Persia when they were rescued from annihilation, anti-Semitism rears its head at UK universities and the South African Parliament.

The effects of the longstanding drought that has struck South Africa’s Western Province could have been alleviated if they had accepted an Israeli offer of help, the Cape Town Parliament heard.

Israeli company harnesses the sun to purify water – Screenshot

In responding to a state of the nation address from new President Cyril Ramaphosa following the resignation of Jacob Zuma amidst allegations of corruption, opposition MP Kenneth Meshoe revealed that the Jewish state had offered their world-renowned expertise in the prevention of water shortages. Continue Reading »

South Africa targets Israel at Palestinian behest

Except for the members of South Africa’s opposition party who agreed to meet with their Israeli counterparts, the South Africa gov’t is working hard to impede any new alliances, or the signing of bilateral agreements between Israel and other African nations, until Jerusalem concedes to an independent Palestinian state.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


South Africa has recently been attempting to impede the development and strengthening of ties between Israel and other nations on the African continent.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at summit meeting with leaders of 7 East African states – Photo: Israel’s GPO/Kobi Gideon

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made strengthening Israel’s ties with Africa a priority with the stated goal of breaking the automatic anti-Israel majority at the UN. Continue Reading »

South Africa considers eliminating dual citizenship status to halt Jews’ IDF enlistment


The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party is also discussing limitations on its private sector’s ties with Israel, not just stopping its citizens from holding Israeli citizenship.

By i24news


The ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa is reported to be reviewing the country’s dual citizenship policy in a bid to stop citizens from joining the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

The local Sunday Times newspaper is also reporting that the government is also hoping to crackdown on private sector ties with Israel.

Israeli passport- Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

It is estimated that Jews account for 0.2% of the country’s population. Continue Reading »

Anti-Israel Propaganda Delays South Africa’s Approval of Israeli Circumcision Device

The African National Congress and the Congress of South African Trade Unions, both supporters of the Boycott Divest Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel are boycotting the device since 2013.



The South African Department of Health reportedly is delaying approval of an Israeli-made circumcision device after political pressure from anti-Israel trade unions.

Cape Town anti-Israel protest

Pro-Gaza, anti-Israel demonstrators in Cape Town, August 9, 2014. – Photo: Reuters

Prepex, a nonsurgical circumcising device developed in Israel, was approved last year by the World Health Organization. Studies show it reduces the likelihood of contracting the virus that causes AIDS by nearly 60 percent.


The boycott of the device began in 2013 by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, or Cosatu, and the African National Congress, both supporters of the Boycott Divest Sanctions campaign against Israel.

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South Africa Muslim leader accuses rival party’s pro-Israel stance as ‘paid-for’


Al Jama-ah leader asked whether South Africa’s second largest political party’s pro-Israel position was based on donations.



A month ahead of national elections, a question is being asked: Does the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s second largest political party, smile on Israel because it’s funded by pro-Israel sources?

James Selfe, leader of the DA.

James Selfe, leader of the DA. – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

That’s the question asked by the leader of a rival party, Al Jama-ah, a shopkeeper named Imraahn Ismail-Mukaddam, according to Independant Online, which aggregates the websites of the country’s largest media group.

The DA for its part said it doesn’t have to answer his questions, and didn’t comment on his allegations.

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Peres, Netanyahu not to attend Mandela memorial


Prime Minister’s Office cites high costs of short-notice trip, problems on special security arrangements.

It’s unclear who will represent Israel at Mandela’s funeral.




Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres have announced on Sunday that they will not travel to South Africa for the memorial of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.

Netanyahu informs Peres that new gov’t has been formed at President’s Residence in J’lem, March 16 – Photo: Koby Gideon/GPO

A source at the Prime Minister’s office said the trip is too expensive and that there were “logistical concerns” preventing the prime minister from attending. Continue Reading »

South African ministers will not engage with the Israel regime


South Africa’s Int’l Relations Minister says fellow ministers don’t visit Israel as expression of solidarity with Palestinian Arabs.

MK Avigdor Lieberman calls SA minister’s comments “a combination of hypocrisy & classic anti-Semitism,” says a pogrom is only a matter of time.

By Israel Hayom


Relations between Jerusalem and Pretoria appear to be on a further downswing after South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said over the weekend that her fellow cabinet members refrain from visiting Israel as an expression of solidarity with the Palestinians.

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