'Vibrant force for good', Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer has died
'Jennifer was a vibrant force for good and as a former chairperson of the De Beers Fund‚ she inspired us and touched the lives of thousands of people'
Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer‚ wife of South Africa's billionaire mining scion, Jonathan‚ died on Tuesday at the age of 50. A short obituary notice was published in the press by the family on Thursday which stated the mother of three passed away peacefully at their UK home. She is believed to have suffered a brain tumour. Ward Oppenheimer‚ a Harvard trained lawyer and Fulbright Scholar‚ was well known for her African philanthropic efforts and was a joint founder of the Brenthurst Foundation‚ which brings together the world's leading thinkers and practitioners to promote the continent's economic growth and development. She was also involved in supporting the Centre for African Studies at her alma mater‚ Harvard University‚ from which she had graduated magna cum laude. The family had also recently endowed a chair at Cambridge to teach the deep history of Africa to mark her 50th year. According to the obituary notice‚ there will be a private funeral service in the UK on Saturday‚ 20 May‚ w...
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