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Venetia Mine brings community relief amid Covid-19 lockdown “WeCare” programme delivers vital medical equipment.

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enetia Mine and the Departments of Health and Social Development have rallied around efforts to provide support and relief to communities within the mine’s labour-sending areas of Musina and Blouberg. The mine has donated necessities such as maize meal, rice, oatmeal, tea, milk, canned foods and hygiene products including sanitisers, to ensure that those who are in hardship will have access to sufficient food during the nationwide lockdown.

of the Musina community ahead of the door-todoor deliveries, said the community was grateful for Venetia Mine’s efforts in helping fight food insecurity during the lockdown. “Government alone cannot win this difficult war against hunger and starvation. We need stakeholders like De Beers Venetia Mine and Gift of the Givers Foundation to come on board. As Musina Municipality, we are very humbled by this donation,” she said.

Medical equipment donated Through the Anglo-American Foundation, Venetia Mine is donating medical supplies to six clinics in the Blouberg area, namely: Alldays, Ga-Kibi, De Vrede, Kromhoek, Indermark and Taaibosch. These clinics will each receive the following supplies over a period of three months: N95 masks, surgical masks, disposable gowns, examination gloves, surgical gloves, paper towels, chlorhexidine solution, goggles and chlorhexidine scrub. They will also each receive the following onceoff medical items: blood-gas machine and noncontact thermometer. Hospitals and clinics will be equipped with medical equipment and supplies to support their efforts to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus and for treatment.

Coordinat ing t he deliveries of food parcels in Blouberg, Local Economic Development Manager at the Blouberg Local Municipality, Stanford Moremi, alongside Mayor, Solomon Pheedi, said, “We would like to extend our gratitude to Venetia Mine for this initiative. This food relief initiative has certainly touched the lives of many in our community considering the devastating Covid-19 impact on our communities.” ■

More food parcels donated In a continued effort to help ease the burden for families during the Covid-19 pandemic, Venetia Mine, through the disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, has donated 1 000 food parcels to communities in Musina and Blouberg. The donation is part of the mine’s response to Covid-19, through which a total of R1.2-million will be used to purchase and distribute food parcels to indigent households over a period of three months. Mayor of Musina Local Municipality, Mihloti Muhlope, who accepted the food parcels on behalf

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