In March, Business for South Africa (B4SA) was set up as an independent and broad coalition of volunteer resources, made up of business organisations and large and small companies, to assist the country in its response to the pandemic. Its core executive sponsors are the Black Business Council and Business Unity South Africa.
As part of this coalition, B4SA established an independent, efficient and scalable procurement platform to urgently help secure the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed in South Africa. This is a critical function that is underpinned by a team of skilled and capable volunteers with a robust governance structure, and enables buyers and donors of PPE to timeously access bulk orders of products which meet the necessary specifications, on a cost effective basis.
Read more: B4SA Media_ PPE update