2016 Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Awards – Professor Lynn Morris and Professor Robert Millar

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The Trustees of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust are pleased to announce the recipients of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Awards for 2016: Professor Lynn Morris of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases & the University of the Witwatersrand and Professor Robert Millar of the University of Pretoria. The Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Awards were initiated in… Read more »

2015 Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Awards – Professor Xolela Mangcu and Professor Brenda Wingfield

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The Trustees of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust are pleased to announce the recipients of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Awards for 2015: Professor Xolela Mangcu of the University of Cape Town and Professor Brenda Wingfield of the University of Pretoria The Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Awards were initiated in 2001 to commemorate the Trust’s founder and all… Read more »

2014 Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award – Professor Helen Rees

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Top scientist at the University of the Witwatersrand receives the Oppenheimer Fellowship Fellowship The Board of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust is pleased to announce the recipient of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2014: Professor Helen Rees of the University of the Witwatersrand. Rees becomes the fifteenth recipient of the Award since its inception and the… Read more »

2013 Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award – Professor Keertan Dheda

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Top scholar at the University of Cape Town receives the Oppenheimer Fellowship The Board of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust is pleased to announce the recipient of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2013: Professor Keertan Dheda of the University of Cape Town. Dheda becomes the fourteenth recipient of the Award since its inception and the sixth from UCT…. Read more »

Bridget Denison Oppenheimer (née McCall) 1921 – 2013

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Noted philanthropist, promoter of peace, championship racehorse breeder b. September 28 1921, Johannesburg; d. 23 October 2013, Johannesburg Bridget Oppenheimer, widow of long-time Anglo American and De Beers chairman Harry Oppenheimer, was a leading figure in South African society who was noted for her valuable work in promoting peace and grassroots development projects. Harry Oppenheimer… Read more »

How to Spread It: Mary Slack

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Gayle Edmunds, City Press 28 July 2013 Mary Slack, the granddaughter of Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, has had a long association with the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, which was created by her father Harry in memory of her grandfather. Both Sir Ernest and Harry had high ideals and were intensely conscious of their public responsibilities. Those values… Read more »

R1 billion endowment by the Oppenheimer family to support education in South Africa

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The Oppenheimer family is delighted to announce a major new endowment of R1 billion to the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust. This donation effectively doubles the size of the Trust and underlines the family’s commitment to the advancement of education in South Africa. The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust was founded by Harry Oppenheimer to honour the memory of… Read more »

Generations of Generosity

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Mary Slack needs no introduction. Her continual support of the arts inspires everyone around her Mary Slack – Champion of the Arts, BASA 27th August 2012 Text Michelle Constant, Business Day Special Edition, August 2012 It’s bitterly cold in Johannesburg and Mary Slack is ensconced in her study at Brenthurst. The space is cosy and… Read more »