Hylton I. Appelbaum

The Donald Gordon Foundation

Hylton Appelbaum holds BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is Executive Director of the Liberty Group Limited and its former holding company, Liberty Investors Limited. He is Executive Trustee of The Liberty Foundation and The Liberty Educational Foundation, as well as the Executive Trustee of The Donald Gordon Foundation, a family foundation that was established in 1971 and is today the largest private philanthropy in Africa. Hylton is a Trustee of Kagiso Trust, which was established by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Reverend Beyers Naude, Reverend Frank Chikane, Professor Jakes Gerwel, and other leaders for the purpose of channeling funds from the European Community’s Special Programme for the Victims of Apartheid. Mr. Appelbaum was one of the founding directors of the Kagiso Trust Investment Company (Proprietary) Limited and is a Director of its listed subsidiary, Kagiso Media Limited. He is also a Director of Learning Channel (Proprietary) Limited and Education Interactive Incorporated. He founded, and is Chairman of, the Mindset Network (a non-profit section 21 company) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Mindset Logistics (Proprietary) Limited. Mr. Appelbaum also serves on the boards of the Western Cape Educational Trust and The Distance Learning Trust. He is a Director of The Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (Pty) Limited, a tertiary teaching hospital that is wholly owned by The University of the Witwatersrand. He is a member of the Council of the University of the Witwatersrand, and is a Trustee of the Wits Law School Endowment Appeal. Hylton is a member of PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Social Responsibility Board and is a Trustee and Judge of the national Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust, a Trustee of the Helen Suzman Foundation, and a Director of the Freeplay Foundation. He is also a Trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and sits on its allocations committee. Hylton is Chairman of Classic FM South Africa Limited, which he founded in 1997 and is a Director of Buy-Afrika Trading (a non-profit section 21 company), which encourages the development, manufacture, and export of high quality African crafts.