Harry himself was a man who believed in good ideas and their implementation. As astute a businessman as his father before him, he recognised the need to invest in people and their aspirations to grow the nation. As a politician, he too represented Kimberley in Parliament from 1948 to 1957. He was opposition spokesman for economic affairs. Always aware that business could introduce and drive change far more effectively than government. During his long career he funded the Progressive Party’s lonely stand against the Nationalist Party, supported the establishment of the South African Foundation, the legitimising of black Trades Unions and set up The Urban Foundation, among other initiatives. The Trust created a platform through which he could extend his personal engagement with the development of South Africa, at a particularly bleak time.