South Africa
Johann Rupert takes advice from an archbishop and a banker on his Covid-19 business support fund

South African businessman Johann Rupert.
South African businessman Johann Rupert. © Andrea Merola/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
South African businessman Johann Rupert has recruited several advisers to help him distribute the funds he is providing for small companies suffering from the effects of the Covid lockdowns. One of them is Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, who also advises the Oppenheimer family on its coronavirus business support fund. [...]
Published on 27.05.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes
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