A tribute to WWF trustee Professor Jakes Gerwel
Prof Gerwel went on to oversee a number of Mandela’s philanthropic foundations and scholarship funds, and became the chancellor of Rhodes University in 1999. At the same time, he joined WWF as a Trustee, to advise WWF and play an ambassadorial role for the organisation.
Prof Gerwel was a down-to-earth man who, even after major successes in business, chose to live a modest life in his Belhar home.
WWF pays tribute to Prof Jakes Gerwel. His quiet wisdom will be greatly missed.