In The Media

Annual Review of South African Philanthropy 2019

February 6th, 2020

The Annual Review of South African Philanthropy is a publication of the Independent Philanthropy Association South Africa (IPASA). The main purpose of this review is to raise awareness of the work and nature of independent philanthropy in South Africa; to provide a voice for philanthropy; and to stimulate a giving culture through showcasing role models… Read more »

Bridget Denison Oppenheimer (née McCall) 1921 – 2013

October 24th, 2013

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

July 28th, 2013

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 »

Generations of Generosity

August 16th, 2012

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 »

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 »