Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) calls on business to enjoin the humanitarian efforts currently underway in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) following the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai.
Parts of SADC States Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been left devasted in the aftermath of the cyclone. On behalf of business in South Africa, BUSA extends its sympathy to all those affected.
BUSA acknowledges the Government’s speedy and appropriate response to the crisis and commends the various rescue and humanitarian efforts by South African organisations and actors.
“We know that some relief has been provided by South African companies that have operations in these countries. This moment calls upon all of us to lend our support to the humanitarian efforts currently underway, however small,” said BUSA President Sipho M Pityana.
BUSA encourages Members to support these humanitarian efforts: be it through financial donations or in-kind contributions, as advised by the various agencies on the ground.
BUSA advises that donations of items and goods, including clothing, food and water, may be made to the Department of International Relations & Co-operation (Dirco) in Pretoria.
Further information on how to assist can be obtained from:
- Gift of the Givers
- Penny Appeal SA
- Dirco: Companies that are able to assist are requested to contact:
- Matheko Rametsi
081 037 2765
- Surprise Malehase
083 700 7946