RIP: Tributes pour in for Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman
Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman, 92, reportedly passed away at his home in Cape Town on Wednesday, 6 September.
Tribuites are pouring in for Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman.
Ackerman passed away on Wednesday, 6 September in Cape Town.
TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR RAYMOND ACKERMAN
Ackerman was born on March 10, 1931, after matriculating from Bishops and graduating from UCT, Raymond went into retail before, in 1966, taking over a very small wholesale chain called Pick ‘n Pay.
He grew up to become one of South Africa’s most admired businessmen, and is widely respected for his passion for consumer rights and fighting for what he believed was right. The award-winning businessman served as chairperson for 40 years and retired ten years ago.
Ackerman leaves behind his wife, Wendy and children, Gareth, John, Kathy and Suzanne.
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City of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis lauded Ackerman’s legacy in the economy of the country.
“My sincere condolences to the Ackerman family and to Pick n Pay on the passing of Raymond Ackerman. My thoughts go out in particular to Mrs Wendy Ackerman. He was a truly great Capetonian! Raymond leaves a huge legacy in the economy of our country and the civic life of our city,” he tweeted.
My sincere condolences to the Ackerman family and to @PicknPay on the passing of Raymond Ackerman. My thoughts go out in particular to Mrs Wendy Ackerman.— Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) September 7, 2023
He was a truly great Capetonian!Raymond leaves a huge legacy in the economy of our country and the civic life of our city. pic.twitter.com/Idj1lm6JFM
Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen also extedned his condolences to Ackerman’s loved ones saying his positive contribution to society will be his legacy.
Build One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane said South Africa has lost a giant with the passing of Raymond Ackerman.
“His impact on retail and his contribution to the South African economy will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and faith community. May his soul rest in peace,” he also tweeted.
With profound sadness we announce that Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman has passed away.— Pick n Pay (@PicknPay) September 7, 2023
A visionary entrepreneur, humanitarian and a great South African. Our country has lost a brilliant patriot who always saw a positive future for South Africa.🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/Io0uunYhAJ