Business for South Africa mourns the passing of Rob Legh: husband, father, lawyer, leader – friend.


2 July 2011

It is with great sadness that Business for South Africa (B4SA) mourns the passing last night of Robert Legh, chairman of Bowmans and a founding leader of B4SA.

Martin Kingston, chair of the B4SA Steering Committee, said: “The tragic death of Rob Legh from Covid-19 has robbed South Africa of a brilliant and compassionate leader. As a lawyer, he was renowned for his intellect, skill, and decency. A man of exceptional integrity, Rob dealt fairly and generously with everyone.

“A committed South African, when Covid-19 struck last year, he immediately volunteered himself and Bowmans to help. As the head of B4SA’s labour market intervention workstream, Rob was instrumental in helping to unlock tens of billions of Rand of emergency UIF funding during last year’s lock-down. Millions of workers and tens of thousands of businesses benefited. But they never knew his name.

“As a B4SA volunteer and leader, Rob exemplified the call to national duty that characterises the best of South Africa’s response to Covid-19. He was much-loved husband, father, lawyer, leader – and friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family. We will all miss him.”



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