Bev Goldman is currently the president of the Union of Jewish Women South Africa, a remarkable organization, which in 2021 – celebrated its 90th anniversary. She has been interviewed a number of times on the radio by Mark Wade, the producer of ‘Legends and Legacies’.
She took on this position after spending time as the Israel consultant for the SA Israel Chamber of Commerce (SAICC), focusing both on encouraging bilateral trade between local members of the Chamber and Israeli companies, and introducing Israeli technology into South Africa, and during which she edited the SAICC magazine and compiled the monthly Israel newsletter.
Bev holds an Honours Degrees in African Politics and in English Literature from Witwatersrand University as well as the University of Johannesburg (formerly Rand Afrikaans University-RAU), and a Masters Degree in Feminist Literature from RAU. She also holds a UNISA postgraduate Higher Education Diploma in English and Science, and she is an accredited member of the Public Relations Institute of South Africa. She has been involved with education for more than 30 years, teaching English to students ranging from remedial to matric and lecturing in both African Politics and English at Wits University and RAU.
Bev was formerly editor of the Who’s Who of Southern Africa; part-owner of an English- language school for professional Polish and Russian immigrants into South Africa; managing partner of WordWyze; Principal and Head of Academics at Allenby In-Home College; Business Manager of Lyceum College and co-founder of Chiron Training cc.
Bev then became Head of Media, Public Relations, and Education at the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) dealing with Middle East media and political issues.
She’s the founder and former director of Media Team Israel which deals with the vitriolic anti-Israel sentiments that permeate the South African media.
She created and edited the monthly SAZF FedSpeak newspaper; she remains a regular contributor on the Israel-Palestine conflict and on Israel in general to the magazine “Jewish
Life”; to the Impact for Christ Ministries magazine “Echoes”; and to the SABC’s “Online”
Bev Goldman has also co-authored the history of one of South Africa’s most well-known NGOs
working for the previously disadvantaged; she is a recognized and accredited editor of MA and
doctoral dissertations; she is a speechwriter and sometimes a book editor; she also serves as one of the directors on the board of the Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre.