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Jews in South Africa

Jews in South Africa

The number of Jews living in South Africa is falling due to migration and natural decrease, but the community remains remarkably vibrant and resilient. Our study, conducted in partnership with the Kaplan Centre at the University of Cape Town, provides the most up-to-date picture of the community’s demographic profile, beliefs and attitudes, and is designed to support community planning. read more

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ONS report on COVID-19 mortality rates among religious groups: JPR response
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and Daniel Staetsky
Date: 21 June 2020

A June 2020 report by the UK's Office for National Statistics provided the first serious academic analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on religious minorities in England and Wales. In this short paper, the JPR research team considers the findings and their implications for the Jewish population.


Jews in Austria: a demographic and social portrait
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 18 June 2020

This new report by JPR's European Jewish Demography Unit is the first in a series of country-specific studies, and presents in-depth analysis of fertility rates, age distribution data, patterns of Jewish identity, migration and intermarriage rates to predict Austrian Jewry’s future.


The Jews of South Africa in 2019: Identity, community, society, demography
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 24 April 2020

A ground-breaking report published in conjunction with the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Cape Town, containing a detailed demographic assessment of the South African Jewish population and the results of the 2019 Jewish Community Survey of South Africa.


Jews and coronavirus
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 31 March 2020

In this short essay, JPR Senior Research Fellow and Director of our European Jewish Demography Unit, Dr Daniel Staetsky, explores why Jews may be rather less vulnerable to coronavirus than average.


Are Jews dying disproportionately from COVID-19?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 29 March 2020

JPR Executive Director, Dr Jonathan Boyd, explores the contention that Jews are dying in disproportionate numbers from COVID-19, and why it may or may not be accurate.