Virtual fundraising for charity fundraisers
South Africans returned to work on 1 June as the government relaxed the national lockdown from Level 4 to Level 3. But things may never – and probably shouldn’t – go back to the way they were before the crisis, according to online fundraising platform GivenGain. Marius Maré, President... Read more
VWSA hands over Covid-19 medical facility
Seven weeks after the initial announcement of the company’s plans to provide a temporary medical facility for Covid-19 patients, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) today handed over the first phase of this project to the Eastern Cape Department of Health. VWSA announced on 5 May that they would make... Read more
Ford helps PE’s taxi commuters
Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a grant of $20 000 (R355 000) to Unjani Clinics to mobilise hygiene efforts and equip communities with basic personal protective items as a proactive measure to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, has made specific... Read more
Mandela Development Agency supports hot spot school
The Mandela Bay Development Agency (NMDA), an entity of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and operators of the Uitenhage-based Science and Technology Centre, today presented Khulile Primary School with nearly 200 bottled sanitisers and 150 cloth face masks. The timely delivery of the much-needed PEE was handed over by... Read more
Government says airports are Covid-19 ready
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed confidence that the aviation industry and the country’s airports will adhere to COVID-19 regulations and directives, as the sector reopens. The Minister made the declaration on Wednesday at the O.R Tambo International Airport, where he was inspecting the airport’s adherence to lockdown regulations... Read more
MBSA fights COVID-19 in Eastern Cape
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Limited (MBSA) announced earlier this it will assist in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in the Eastern Cape, by manufacturing the supply of 3D printed recyclable plastic face shields for use in mass screening, clinics and hospitals. In addition, and pending quality assurance regulatory approval,... Read more
Only 6% of small businesses get relief funding
Findings extracted from the COVID-19 National Small Business Survey (Post Level-5 lockdown) released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), highlights the continued pain experienced by small businesses coming out of level-5 of the lockdown. The survey canvassed thousands of small businesses throughout the country, providing invaluable insights into... Read more
KFC adds Hope tackles EC food security
With the nation-wide lockdown in full effect, food insecurity in South Africa has increased. People who used to be able to fend for themselves are now unable to. This has seen across all the provinces – including the Eastern Cape – who are requiring even further intervention and assistance... Read more
SARS back to work but grim economic outlook for SA
Tax Consulting’s Jean du Toit says in a recent article that the Commissioner for SARS made a profound media statement, which gave a detailed account of projected revenue collection in light of the COVID-19 crisis, but also gave valuable insight of what we can expect from SARS in coming... Read more
VWSA to convert PE plant into Covid-19 facility
To assist local and provincial government in providing much-needed care to Covid-19 patients in Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has made its Port Elizabeth plant available as a temporary medical facility. The plant in Neave (Korsten, Port Elizabeth), which is currently not in use, will be... Read more