Similar to the Kennedy clan in the US, the lives of one of SA’s best-known families, the Oppenheimers, are often under scrutiny. Happily, unlike the Kennedys, who have suffered an almost curse-like number of tragedies, times have never been better for Mary Slack, daughter of Harry and Bridget Oppenheimer.

In fact, if Slack is humming along to the old hit song September by Earth, Wind & Fire, it would be totally understandable. It has already been a momentous month...

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