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    JR, Absa sign another sponsorship deal

    Jul 13, 2016 1 Comment
    On Wednesday morning this week Absa Bank and the South African Jewish Report signed a further multi-year contract for the bank’s continued sponsorship of the prestigious annual Jewish Achiever Awards. The 2016 event is the 15th consecutive event to be sponsored by the bank.
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    Jewish-owned 'Achievers support Springboks

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Bidvest and Blue Label Telecoms jumped in and lent their support to the Springboks after Absa pulled its sponsorship - or there may not have been an inbound tour right now. This is probably the first time ever that two predominantly Jewish-owned companies are involved in sponsoring the Springbok rugby team. All three majority owners are past winners of Jewish Report's Absa Jewish Achiever business awards.
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    Wits bestows doctorate on Bidvest’s Joffe

    Mar 30, 2016 2 Comments
    Brian Joffe, who graduated from Wits University as a chartered accountant in 1971, received his honorary doctorate degree from Wits University Chancellor Justice Dikgang Moseneke, at the graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management today (Wednesday, March 29). Bidvest Group has become one of the leading corporations in SA - with a global footprint – and a turnover of over R200 billion. Today, Bidvest employs more than 145 000 - over 125 000 of them in SA.
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    Why’s this different from all other calendars?

    Sep 09, 2015 1 Comment
    Jewish Report apologises to PESACH for stealing a headline that belongs squarely to that particular chag, while reviewing a publication that itself belongs to the Jewish New Year - just prior to Rosh Hashanah. The fact is that, in general, "a calendar is a calendar is a calendar", be it the Gregorian, Hebrew, or Chinese, as long as they offer the user the essential information he or she needs. But SA businessman Arnold Garber has been disproving this adage year after year - and 5776 is no exception.
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    Achiever nominees on the meaning of being Jewish

    Aug 12, 2015 Go comment!
    The excitement is mounting for the Absa/Jewish Report Jewish Achiever Awards to be held at VodaWorld on Sunday evening, August 23.
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    Last chance to pick Achiever, book

    Jun 24, 2015 Go comment!
    Nominations close at 5pm Friday for the 2015 Absa Jewish Achiever Awards. Nominating someone takes just two clicks – so DO IT NOW! Business & Humanities categories – and new award from Europcar. Past winners include Madiba, Natie Kirsh, Brian Joffe, Meyer Kahn, Adrian Gore & Raymond Ackerman. But also included are far less prominent names. With the addition of Young & Woman Achievers makes almost anyone a candidate. Late entries not accepted no matter what the reason, so, do he Nike thing and ... "Just do it!"
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    Only one week left to get nominations in!

    Jun 18, 2015 1 Comment
    We have received 300 nominations up to now for the 17th annual SA Jewish Report Absa Jewish Achievers. With only a week left to nominate someone for one of the hosts of categories, hurry up if you haven’t done so yet.
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    New Europcar Award set to inspire women

    Jun 10, 2015 1 Comment
    Dawn Nathan-Jones, CEO of Europcar, which has sponsored a new Achiever Award category - The Europcar Women in Leadership Award.
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    Nominations for Absa Jewish Achievers are open

    May 06, 2015 Go comment!
    Nominations for the 17th annual SA Jewish Report “Jewish Achiever Awards” and the “Absa Jewish Achiever Awards” for businesses – as well as the Creative Counsel Young Jewish Entrepreneur Award is sure to again up the ante – as it has for the past 16 years. The annual fundraiser culminates with a gala banquet which is, without question, the highlight of the Jewish Johannesburg social calendar. The glittering dinner honours members of South African Jewry who have excelled in business and the humanities.
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    Achiever finalist, shul, MDA feed 4 500

    Apr 28, 2015 Go comment!
    Basil Kransdorff of e’Pap Technologies, a 2013 Absa Jewish Achiever Award finalist, teamed up with Magen David Adom (MDA-SA) and answered the call of Beit Emanuel's anti-xenophobia appeal – resulting in 4 500 meals being delivered to victims of xenophobia last week. The meals were delivered in the Edenvale and Germiston areas in Gauteng.
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    Caveat emptor: Ichikowitz loses auction appeal

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    “This shows the law really is an ass,” says reigning ABSA Jewish Achiever, billionaire SA weapons maker Ivor Ichikowitz angrily remarked when at the end of March he lost a three-year-old court battle to declare an auction sale invalid because of “ghost bidding”.
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    R100-bn JR Lifetime Achiever blasts Obama

    Feb 25, 2015 2 Comments
    2013 Jewish Report Lifetime Achiever awardee Natie Kirsh let rip at US President Barak Obama last week. Why was SA’s richest man so mad? Because they withdrew his beloved Swaziland’s trade incentives derived from Agoa last month. Kirsh accused US of hurting Swazi citizens in a bid to send message to King Mswati. He is a passionate Swazi citizen & said that “up to 30 000 formal sector jobs will be lost.” Kirsh refers to Swaziland as his “fourth child” & provides significant philanthropic help to business start-ups & schools in the kingdom. READ IT...
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    JR Achiever taking to the low-cost skies

    Jan 14, 2015 1 Comment
    Jewish Report’s 2014 Absa Jewish Achiever event was the most read about – appearing on over 4 000 web pages. One of the winners, Ivor Ichikowitz, occupied almost the entire front page of Business Times this week as a pivotal player in the newly launched low-cost airline Flyafrica, which aims to bring R50 one-way flights between Johannesburg & Cape Town. Once again, our eminent and independent judging panel seems to have made a great choice. Read all about Ivor’s new venture and the 2014 Absa Jewish Achievers.
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    Ebola - humanitarian tragedy on monumental scale

    Oct 29, 2014 3 Comments
    The extent of media coverage of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has surpassed even the swine influenza scare of 2009. Much of it has been alarming and global bodies have responded accordingly. On August 8 the Director-General of the World Health Organisation declared the disease a public health emergency of international concern. PROFESSOR BARRY SCHOUB, recipient of the Jewish Report Achiever Award for Arts, Science, Sports & Culture in 2012, volunteered his services to explain more about it for SAJR readers. This is a fascinating read…
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    Happy Absa Achievers opening video

    Sep 12, 2014 Go comment!
    The opening video for the 16th Absa Jewish Achiever Awards, which was roundly complimented for being the best ever, really was a crowd stopper. The short video was planned as a surprise by Achievers Chairman Howard Sackstein and businesswoman Dina Diamond. WARNING: sit down and have a box of tissues handy because you are going to cry with laughter and if you are standing, you’ll likely end up on the floor.
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    Mentalist Gork leaves audience gobsmacked

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Mentalist Gilan Gork amazed the audience at the Jewish Achiever event on Sunday, by locking some predictions in a sealed box at the beginning of proceedings, hanging those predictions above the stage the entire night. At the end of the event, he had members of the audience select random people by each one throwing a paper ball backwards to the next - to whom he posed questions. READ THIS AND WONDER...
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    The awesome 2014 Jewish Achievers

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Jewish talent spans across the generations – from the achievements of a 17-year-old to an 80-year-old. This is what emerged at the SA Jewish Achievers 2014 awards held at Vodaworld on Sunday. “Disproportionate” is the word Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein used, at the opening of the event. “This is a word that is being used a lot these days, but tonight we celebrate the disproportionate contribution of South African Jews in terms of numbers in every sphere of life. We are one of the smallest communities, but look at our impact. Read all about it...
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    Bring out the sound, it’s Achievers time

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    The Field Band Foundation, made for a special opening to an already special 2014 Absa Jewish Achievers event. The Foundation is an innovative & successful youth social development organisation built on the principles of a creative after-school programme, outside the formal education sector and modelled on the Drum Corps or Show Bands practised in other countries.
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    Achievers to astound and delight

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    When you invite an eminent person to be honoured for excellence at a high-profile function like the Absa Jewish Achiever awards, and ask him to say a few words to the 600-strong audience, implicit in the invitation is that he is free to talk about things he feels strongly about, whether pleasing to the crowd or not.
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    Absa Jewish Achiever awards - the magazine

    Aug 24, 2014 1 Comment
    Download your PDF copy of the complete glossy 76-page 2014 Absa Jewish Achiever magazine in either low-res (8-meg) or hi-res (20-meg) to see all the nominees and winners. A free hard-copy will be bagged with this week’s Jewish Report newspaper – but then, who wants to wait until the end of the week?
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