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Sasol supports KwaZulu-Natal fence-line communities

We believe by working together we will have a fighting chance against the spread of COVID-19 and support the Government initiatives of flattening the curve.

WENTWORTH COMMUNITY

2,000 litres of hand sanitiser was recently handed over to the Wentworth Community through Wentworth community organisations identified with the help of the South Durban Basin Community Development Trust.

“While as Sasol we have seen some impact on our organisation and our people due to COVID-19, we recognise our duty and deeper responsibility to support our fence-line communities, and society at large, in these challenging and uncertain times,” said Moses Arnolds, Senior Vice President of Sasol Satellite Operations.

“Sasol’s purpose therefore is to support governments efforts to curb the spread of the disease by providing front-line emergency responders with hygiene products and personal protective equipment to protect them as they work hard to save lives.”

SUPPORT

Since the COVID-19 state of emergency was declared Sasol has handed over the following support in KZN:

  1. eThekwini Disaster Management
    * 2100 litres of hand sanitiser
    * 2000 soaps
    * 1000 gloves, and
    * 1000 masks
  2. eThekwini fenceline communities
    * 6000 litres of hand sanitiser
  3. uMhlathuze Municipality (for 1st line emergency responders)
    * 1000 litres of hand sanitiser
  4. Mandeni Municipality (for 1st line emergency responders)
    * 2000 litres of hand sanitiser
  5. Newcastle Municipality (for 1st line emergency responders)
    * 2000 litres of hand sanitiser
  6. KZN Department of Education (Merewent Extension Circuit, Isiphingo Circuit and Mbumbulu Circuit)
    * 16 000 litres of hand santiser

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

We also handed over 1 500 litres of hand sanitiser to Sasol’s partner in the ongoing Sasol Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme implemented with The Unlimited Child in KZN that will see 20 ECD centres across the province supported with:
* Management and academic upskilling;
* Nutrition, and
* Educational supplies.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Other than the ECD programme, Sasol has over the past year supported its fence-line communities in KZN with a several initiatives which include, bursaries, the Amanzimtoti beach cleaning, mobile school’s lab, entrepreneurship training, start-up support for unemployed youth (IAMPreneur), the Wentworth HIV Programme, and the Wentworth High School storm repair.

We are privileged and thankful as team Sasol that we have the opportunity to play our part in flattening the curve and contribute to tackling this health crisis we find ourselves in.

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