Business & Industry Alcohol industry donates millions worth of PPE to SA hospitals

Alcohol industry donates millions worth of PPE to SA hospitals

The South African alcohol industry has banned together to assist the government’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic with a massive donation!

Bizcommunity reports that personal protective equipment (PPE) worth almost R20m has been donated by the industry over two months.

The contribution is a joint initiative, with all members of the alcohol industry – including retailers, manufacturers, National Liquor Traders Council, South African Liquor Brandowners Association (SALBA), the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA), Vinpro and the National Liquor Traders Council – contributing towards the project.

Spokesperson for the alcohol industry Sibani Mngadi said the industry made a commitment to the government to support the country in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. 

They have identified 24 key hospitals in Covid-19 hot spots that urgently needed PPE – six in Gauteng, five in Western Cape, six in KwaZulu-Natal and seven in Eastern Cape.

Mngadi confirmed that all the PPE items would be medical grade, and would include masks (N95 and disposable), gloves, face shields, and coveralls/jumpsuits.