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Collaborative initiative provides Covid-19 relief in NC municipality

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100s in Gamagara receive disaster relief.

DISASTER relief is being provided to 864 households, 43 local clinics and two hospitals in the Gamagara district during the Covid-19 lockdown. 

Various social investment stakeholders, together with the Gamagara Local Municipality, have collaborated to assist with emergency services, humanitarian relief, environmental control and refuse removal services. 

Some of the interventions include the supply of 10 000-litre water tanks and protective gear as well as the provision of food and hygiene parcels for community members. 

The provision of emergency water to informal settlements, shelter for the homeless, food hampers to indigent households and meals are also being provided at a soup kitchen. 

A quarantine area as well as a local testing centre, health equipment and hygiene implements, has been established with the assistance of economic development investors working together with the municipality. 

Kathu Solar Park, REISA Solar Farm, Sishen Solar, Kumba Iron Ore, Assmang Mine and the SIOC Community Development Trust in Kathu have pledged their commitment towards social relief and humanitarian initiatives to assist community members.

The community operations officer for REISA Solar Farm, Kele Mogorosi, said it was important to ensure that vulnerable groups such as the homeless, orphans, child-headed families and indigent households were cared for during this time.