Raymond Ackerman’s devotion to customers and staff, his kindness, and his clashes with governments past and present featured in at his memorial service on Monday.

Ackerman died last week aged 92. More than 1,000 people gathered at the Clovelly Country Club to attend the memorial service for the Pick n Pay founder, who started the retail giant in 1967. Among the mourners were Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and Pepkor and Shoprite founder Christo Wiese...

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