Jonathan Oppenheimer - SME loans, where the billions went and his forever home, SA
When the country experienced its unprecedented lockdown in March this year, the Oppenheimer and the Rupert families were among first of the country’s wealthy to pledge a whopping R1 billion each to contribute to mitigate the financial woes that would inevitably follow. The Motsepe and Bekker families and another Oppenheimer, Mary, and her daughters soon followed. Most of this went to the Solidarity Fund, but Jonathan Oppenheimer and Johann Rupert decided to make their funds available for small, micro and medium enterprise loans. In an exclusive interview with Linda van Tilburg, Jonathan Oppenheimer told BizNews where the billions that he and his father donated have been spent, how different branches of the family do their own thing. Plus, he delves into the future of mining and tells us where home is.