Naspers announced the arrival of a major shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of almost 3,5 million KN95 face masks and 2,7 million 3-ply surgical masks to support healthcare workers across South Africa. The company has arranged a further delivery scheduled to arrive on 2 May bringing its PPE relief aid to more than 13 million PPE units since the company made its R 1.5 billion commitment in emergency aid to the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa received the equipment at Takealot’s Distribution Centre in Johannesburg. “Today we received over 6 million masks donated from Naspers. I’m impressed by the logistical infrastructure and orderly distribution of these important medical supplies. We are grateful for their co-operation and support”, said President Ramaphosa.
Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, South Africa CEO, Naspers, said: “We are working round the clock to deliver on our promise to South Africa as fast as possible. As the shipments arrive, they are being rapidly distributed to hospitals across the country.”
“We are pleased to have secured the critical PPE at great speed through our China partnerships and with the support of our colleagues at Tencent”, added Bob van Dijk, Group CEO.
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