Raymond Ackerman Businessperson

Raymond Ackerman (born 10 March 1931) is a South African businessman, who purchased the Pick 'n Pay supermarket group from its founder Mr Jack Goldin (subsequent founder of the Clicks Group). Raymond Ackerman was chairman until he stepped down in 2010. He is also well known for his philanthropic activities. He purchased four stores from Jack Goldin in the sixties. After graduating from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce, he joined the Greatermans group in the Ackermans division in 1951 at the age of 20 as a trainee manager. Ackermans had been founded just after World War I by his father Gus, but was sold to the Greatermans group in 1940. Ackerman was eventually offered a position at Greatermans head office in Johannesburg. In the early 1950s, food retailing supermarkets first began to appear on the scene in South Africa. Norman Herber, chairman of Greatermans decided to start a food retailer called Checkers. Ackerman was eventually put in charge of Checkers, making a resounding success out the business.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 10th, 1931
South Africa


1. University of Cape Town Colleges/University

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa and the second oldest extant university in Africa.

Type Public university
2012. 258 mil. ZAR
2010. 300 mil. $
Institution colors
October 1st, 1829
Rondebosch, 7701 - Cape Town, Western Cape
2013. 17,312
2010. 17,000
2013. 8,196
2010. 7,500
2009. 6,700
Local tuition
2014. 46.8 K ZAR
Official web page www.uct.ac.za
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People attended University of Cape Town connected by profession and/or age

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Written work

1.Hearing grasshoppers jump

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. at Cape Town


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