A journey around the country to find out why "doing good, is good business"

This story captures how love, compassion, and forgiveness can combine in a successful business model. Raymond Ackerman, with the support of his wife Wendy, ignored the laws of Apartheid to grow an ethical business. While many families fled South Africa under Apartheid, the Ackermans stayed to leverage their own powers for good. They pioneered breakthrough marketing—insuring that food prices would come down to affordable levels. Raymond and his wife built their company based on merit, not the color of ones skin. They grew the Pick N Pay from four to 1,200 stores, in six countries with 60,000 employees, 400 franchisees of color and $6 Billion in sales...

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Denzhe Mukula Garden Project

“We are glad we are farmers, glad to grow food for our family and community.” We are …

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Morgan and Mapule Makhubela

AS PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY SUN: “SOMETHING unusual happened in the Meadowlands Shopping Centre – and …

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THE ACKERMAN FAMILY
Raymond Ackerman on Good Business

While the resistance against Apartheid increasingly became violent, Ackerman decided to battle racist segregation, not with guns, but with jobs, access to education...

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"Raymond and Wendy are in the forefront of that group of good men & women who feel they should plough whatever resources are in their command in order to develop a community which has been neglected for more than three centuries."

Nelson Mandela (Former President of South Africa - 1994-1999)