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.