THE MENELL LEGACY
The Menell family is a part of South Africa’s mining heritage, with an 80 year of history of developing and managing large mining and industrial projects.
In 1932, Brian’s grandfather, Slip Menell, co-founded one of South Africa’s largest diversified mining and industrial conglomerates, the Anglovaal Group. At its height, Anglovaal employed over 80,000 people, with interests ranging from gold, diamonds, base metals and ferrous metals, to construction, cement, glass, processed foods, car tyres and financial services.
Through the SG Menell Charitable Fund, the Menell family contributes to a wide variety of educational and welfare causes and organisations primarily in South Africa.
Organisations supported include:
- Nelson Mandela Children’s Trust, which aims to change the way society treats its children and youth.
- READ Educational Trust, a charity that improves the welfare and education of people in developing countries.
- University of Cape Town Foundation, which helps disadvantaged students attain postgraduate scholarships.
- Dreamfields Project, which provides football fields, training facilities and equipment to schools in disadvantaged areas across South Africa.