We insist that both KDVP and the South African Jewish Board of Education (“SABJE”) take
immediate disciplinary action with regard to the incident that will be cited in the body of this letter. Broomberg was seen on a public forum, namely Facebook, draped in a Palestinian scarf
(“Keffiyeh”) as well as a Palestinian Flag in the form of a badge, with the caption being “Team South
Africawearing Palestinian badges and Keffiyehs to show our opposition to the human rights violations carried out against th
e people of Palestine.”
Broomberg currently holds the portfolio of Deputy-Head Boy at KDVP. For the sake of good record, it must be stated that a Deputy Head-
Boy forms part of the executive committee of the School’s Representative Council (“SRC”).
All members of
the school’s SRC is obliged to sign a mandatory contract (“The contract”) with the
school in which they are required to comply with certain school procedures as well as the ethos and heritage of the school. In summary, certain obligations of the contract that are pertinent to this matter are as follows : The respective SRC member agrees to uphold all the core Jewish values of KDVP and all the traditions that accompany it and to support the school in all its Zionistic and Judaic activities such as school prayers and Chagim. I understand that should I bring the school into disrepute by any actions or omissions of mine and not withstanding the usual disciplinary procedures my student leadership appointment may be suspended or revoked. Further to this, and as revised in the year of 2014, according to
the school’s disciplinary procedure, any student that brings the school’s name into disrepute will no longer be regarded as eligible for the Honours award (“Honours”) at KDVP.