Raymond Ackerman's birthday treat

11 March 2015

In what has become an annual celebration SHAWCO and RAG students visited Pick n Pay founder and UCT alumnus Raymond Ackerman to wish him a happy birthday, present him with a multi-layered cake and express their thanks for his unwavering support of both student organisations.

The birthday tradition dates back to the early 1980s and RAG members have taken a birthday cake to Ackerman every year since then. He has annually supported SHAWCO and his family have close links with RAG. His daughter Suzanne was RAG chair in 1984 and his son Gareth was RAG chair in 1980. They have all supported SHAWCO in their individual capacity, as has Pick n Pay, and both RAG and SHAWCO are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.

Birthday greetings: UCT alumnus and benefactor Raymond Ackerman (middle) received birthday wishes from RAG and SHAWCO. Celebrating with him are (from left to right) Skylar Motlantshe (UCT RAG), Kgosi Moatshe (SHAWCO), Michelle Ramiah (SHAWCO), Jason Wicht (SHAWCO), Naledi Gcobo (SHAWCO), Raymond Ackerman's personal assistant Yvonne Cummins, Wendy Ackerman's personal assistant Juliet Taljaard, Amanda Gumede (UCT RAG), Nicole de Leeuw (UCT RAG) and Ntando Malueka (UCT RAG).

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