Skip to main content

President Ramaphosa wishes the Jewish Community Chag Pesach Sameach

President Cyril Ramaphosa wishes the South African Jewish community Chag Sameach as they prepare to observe the Pesach holiday.
Pesach is a celebration of freedom, and commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery.
President Ramaphosa said: "The Jewish community is an important and deeply valued part of our diverse society, and I extend my best wishes to them over Pesach."
"The message of Pesach has particular resonance today, against a backdrop of conflict and suffering in many parts of the world. As we reflect on the story of Exodus over the next two days, let us take this moment to appreciate the freedoms we enjoy and commit ourselves to the value of Tikkun Olam, healing the world. Furthermore, as we are reminded in the Haggadah of the long history of persecution against Jews, let us reaffirm that South Africa will always remain a safe and welcoming home for the Jewish people."

Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President on

Issued by: The Presidency

 Union Building