Streaming issues? Report here
CapeTalk logo 2017 1500 x 1500 CapeTalk logo 2017 1500 x 1500
Best of CapeTalk
22:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
See full line-up
Best of CapeTalk
22:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Business
fiber_manual_record
Local
fiber_manual_record
Opinion
fiber_manual_record
Lifestyle

'Thousands of ordinary South Africans have contributed to the Solidarity Fund'

2 April 2020 6:34 PM
Tags:
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Old Mutual
Charity
ENSafrica
Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs
Philanthropy
ey
coronavirus in south afrca
covid-19 in south africa
solidarity fund
Adrian Enthoven

It's an enormous humanitarian effort. Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Adrian Enthoven, Deputy Chairperson at the Solidarity Fund.

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the “Solidarity Fund”, seeded by a R150 million donation from the State, to support vulnerable South Africans and to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Since then, several prominent South Africans and organisations have made considerable donations to the Fund.

The privately managed fund allows individuals and companies to make tax-deductible contributions.

The Fund aims to support efforts to provide care for ill people.

It is administered by Old Mutual.

Auditing firm EY and law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENSafrica) have created a plan for determining how to spend the capital.

Picture: Pixabay.com

Also, read:


The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr Adrian Enthoven, Deputy Chairperson at the Solidarity Fund.

Whitfield asked him to explain all we need to know about this massive humanitarian and health effort.

We have commitments of R2 billion. A billion of that is from Mary Oppenheimer and R500 million is from Naspers… We also have thousands of commitments from ordinary South Africans…

Dr Adrian Enthoven, Deputy Chairperson - Solidarity Fund

There’s a single national effort… it’s amazing to see!

Dr Adrian Enthoven, Deputy Chairperson - Solidarity Fund

Every cent that’s been spent has been on the procurement of goods. We haven’t spent a single cent on administration, infrastructure or bank fees…

Dr Adrian Enthoven, Deputy Chairperson - Solidarity Fund

We’re augmenting the Government’s health response… We move quickly; our first procurement took 24 hours… It’ an extremely tight group… figuring out what the highest priorities are…

Dr Adrian Enthoven, Deputy Chairperson - Solidarity Fund

We’re about to launch a national campaign to inspire and mobilise… it’s to get citizens to contribute and to become part of this effort…

Dr Adrian Enthoven, Deputy Chairperson - Solidarity Fund

There are several social crises that are exacerbated by this… a focus of the Fund.

Dr Adrian Enthoven, Deputy Chairperson - Solidarity Fund

For more detail, listen to the interview in the audio below.


2 April 2020 6:34 PM
Tags:
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Old Mutual
Charity
ENSafrica
Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs
Philanthropy
ey
coronavirus in south afrca
covid-19 in south africa
solidarity fund
Adrian Enthoven

More from Covid-19 coronavirus explained

Covid-19 testing statistics modelling 123rf

How likely is a second wave of Covid-19 in South Africa?

6 August 2020 3:42 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned of a second wave of Covid-19 if South Africans don't change their behaviour.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

20200425ndzonlevel4jpg

Despairing wine farmers to battle Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in court on 18 August

6 August 2020 2:30 PM

"It’s not rational to allow packed taxis, but not a glass of wine in a controlled environment," says Francois Rossouw.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sq7dcz3dirurxz2nawcqjpg

Dealing with Covid-19 stigma in the workplace

6 August 2020 12:08 PM

The rise in infections coupled with misinformation about how the disease spreads, means some people are being harassed at work.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

table-mountain-lit-red-lightsared-campaign-twitterjpg

[PICS & VIDS] Mother City spotlights plight of live events industry #lightSARed

6 August 2020 11:12 AM

The industry has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown and it does not look like the end is in sight anytime soon.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19-PPE-personal-protective-equipment-gloves-mask-glasses-healthcare-123rf

PPE corruption: Mboweni must issue Treasury instruction for open tenders, say DA

6 August 2020 9:00 AM

DA Finance Shadow Minister Geordin Hill-Lewis says both the DA and Cosatu warned govt as early as May that graft was inevitable.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Red wine white woman female funny reaction 123rf 123rflifestyle

Alcohol industry 'optimistic' that sales prohibition will soon be lifted

5 August 2020 1:15 PM

"If allowed to trade, we can’t be on the edge of our seats every time that the President is about to speak," pleads Kurt Moore.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

absajpg

Absa wins international award for its response to Covid-19

5 August 2020 11:38 AM

The bank is one of only six in the world to be recognised in this way for outstanding performance during the global health crisis.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Beer draught lager craft 123rf 123rflifestyle 123rfbusiness

Easy steps to making craft beer quickly, safely and legally at home

5 August 2020 8:58 AM

Breweries in SA can't sell beer but they can sell wort, a key part of the normal beer-making process. Here's how it works.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200804 Zweli Mkhize

[WATCH] Minister Mkhize Covid-19 update 'we're not out of the woods yet'

5 August 2020 7:21 AM

On Wednesday morning Health Minister Zweli Mkhize delivered an update on the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gym fitness n95 mask 123rf 123rfbusinss 123rflifestyle

Fitness industry to stage nationwide protest calling on g'ment to reopen sector

4 August 2020 3:37 PM

Gyms and health enthusiasts will take to the streets on Wednesday to protest the continued closure of fitness facilities.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward