Business for South Africa (B4SA) is an alliance of volunteer resources from across South
African business bodies and organisations, member companies large and small, including
professional services firms. Its mandate is to enable an effective and coordinated response
by business, together with other stakeholders, including Government, to the COVID-19
crisis facing South Africa.
In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and with the increase in the need for and
use of medical devices and equipment to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including
personal protective equipment (PPE), it is paramount that the availability of medical
devices and equipment is secured. To this end, B4SA has established a Public Health
Workgroup, and within this stream a team has been established dedicated to the sourcing
and procurement of PPE and medical devices in accordance with South Africa’s legislative
and regulatory frameworks.