The SA Jewish Board of Deputies is saddened by the passing earlier today of Sir Donald Gordon. For his phenomenal achievements in both the business and philanthropic fields, Donald Gordon was truly a living legend. As a business leader who founded the global insurance giant Liberty International, he was far-sighted, bold and innovative; as a philanthropist, his unstintingly generosity led to the establishment of a range of outstanding institutions and foundations that have benefited countless people and numerous worthy causes the world over. Along with his innumerable services to the wider society, Gordon was a committed member of the Jewish community and contributed extensively over the decades to the welfare of its members and communal institutions.
Donald Gordon has left a magnificent legacy that will live on long after his passing. The SAJBD pays fulsome tribute to the memory of this great South African and extends it condolences to his family.