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Peace Parks Foundation deeply regrets losing its vice-chairman, Prof. Jakes Gerwel, who passed away early on Wednesday morning, the 28th of November 2012, following a short illness.
An academic, executive and multiple award winner, Prof. Gerwel served as chancellor of Rhodes University, chairman of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and vice-chairman of Peace Parks Foundation. Previously Prof. Gerwel served as director-general in the office of then president Mandela and cabinet secretary of the Government of National Unity from 1994 to 1999.
Prof. Gerwel played a key role in steering the Foundation’s operations from 1999 to present. His quiet wisdom and guidance will be sincerely missed.
The thoughts and prayers of the Foundation’s staff are with Prof. Gerwel’s family and friends.