The Solidarity Fund today announced that it had received R2,6bn in pledges from tens of thousands of South Africans and has disbursed more than R1bn in critical interventions, such as the procurement of protective equipment for frontline health workers and disbursement of food parcels, to help South Africa respond to the health and socio-economic impacts of the coronavirus.
“A month to the day after President Ramaphosa announced the establishment of the Fund on 23 March, we are pleased to report significant progress against our objectives,” said Chair of the Solidarity Fund, Gloria Serobe. “What is astonishing is that around 1 000 businesses and more than 75 000 individuals have reached into their pockets to assist those most impacted by Covid-19. We thank each and every one of you.”
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