Energy and chemicals company Sasol has committed R10-million to help rebuild businesses and communities that have been devastated by the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
The funds were raised through corporate donation, employee giving mobilisation and small, medium-sized and microenterprise (SMME) support.
Sasol executive VP of human resources and stakeholder relations Charlotte Mokoena says that while the recent unrest in parts of the country is indeed cause for despair, there are signs of hope on the horizon as ordinary citizens stand shoulder to shoulder to rebuild communities.
“One outcome of this unfortunate period is that it spurred a greater sense of shared responsibility among us. While the unrest was another blow in a prolonged pandemic, it also became a springboard for people from all walks of life to come forward and make a difference."
Of the R10-million, R2-million will be donated to disaster relief group Gift of the Givers. The balance will be donated to other smaller nonprofit organisations on the ground that are doing their best to support impacted communities, affected Sasol franchisees and SMMEs that do business with the company and other businesses.