Monthly Archives: November 2011

See what is right … and be brave. Farewell Address to Anglo American

November 30th, 2011

By Nicky Oppenheimer On 30 November 2011 a farewell dinner was held at Vergelegen by Anglo American plc in honour of Nicky Oppenheimer to mark his retirement from the Anglo board. For the first time in nearly a century there is no longer any formal connection between the great mining company founded by his grandfather,… Read more »

The Oppenheimers… and the making of modern South Africa

November 17th, 2011

For more than a century the family has played a central role in SA’s economy. Bobby Godsell takes a look at the influence of the Oppenheimers on SA. When, at the age of 22, Ernest Oppenheimer set foot on the Cape Town dock in 1902, he was opening a new chapter in the history of… Read more »