The Motsepe family has pledged R1 billion to the fight against Covid-19
March 28, 2020
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The Motsepe family has pledged R1 billion to the fight against Covid-19

The Motsepe family has pledged R1 billion towards the fight against coronavirus, in partnership with companies and organisations they are associated with, the family said on Saturday. The donation was announced in a briefing via Zoom. Several hundred million rands would immediately be made available, billionaire Patrice Motsepe said.  The companies involved are the Motsepe Foundation, African Rainbow Capital, African Rainbow Minerals and Sanlam.

In a prepared statement, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe said the family had been in contact with government, health workers and other stakeholders to identify specific projects and needs with the “primary objective of saving lives” and slowing the spread of the virus. This would include the purchase of sanitisers and the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPEs). Access to water is also crucial, she noted, so a portion of the donation would go towards the purchase of water tanks and borehole drilling, as well as building sanitary facilities.

Classrooms, computer centres and laboratories would also be built in all nine provinces. The donors will also be working with traditional leaders, kings, queens and their communities; the 34 faith-based organisations that participate in the annual Motsepe Foundation National Day of Prayer; national, provincial and local government authorities; trade union and other worker representative organisations; NGOs; sport organisations and entities; local, provincial and national business and professional organisations; farmers and their representative organisations; and other organisations or structures that can assist in dealing with the pandemic

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  1. Nkululeko
    Nkululeko March 29, 20:02
    Well small business in the townships we welcome the Motsepe family initiative to help fight against this distractive pandemic. We are willing to land a hand wherever we can thank you

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