“The subject of immigration policy is very close to the heart of the Jewish community because all of us are descendants of immigrants to South Africa,” said Cape SA Jewish Board of Deputies Executive Director David Jacobson in opening his organisation’s ‘Transformation Conversation’ on ‘What type of immigration policy should South Africa adopt?’

The Cape Board’s ‘Transformation Conversation’ series is a platform for the Jewish community to engage in civil society issues that concern all South Africans. The ‘Big Immigration Debate’ panel hosted key players in this discussion: Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor; Economist Professor Emeritus Brian Kantor

Dr Mamphela Ramphele (Leader of Agang SA), Chris Whelan (CEO, Accelerate Cape Town), immigrant and entrepreneur Rapaleng Rabana; and immigration attorney, newly-elected Cape Board Chairman and debate moderator Gary Eisenberg.

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