From Community Memory
With only R500 and a bakkie, Vivian Reddy founded Edison Power 30 years ago. Today it has grown into the largest black owned electrical installation company in South Africa. He is a philanthropist and is committed to the upliftment of the less fortunate by providing educational bursaries and launching and sponsoring the Orphans of Aids Trust. He has recently purchased the Luthuli Art Collection which is to be donated to the Chief Albert Luthuli Museum, for the 50th anniversary of Chief Luthuli receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Vivian is a patron of over twenty organizations in the fields of education, religion, welfare, community centres, health associations, feeding schemes, conservation and cultural initiatives.