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Sanlam donates PPE to GO GEORGE

Man testing the non-contact infrared thermometer on another man’s hand while a number of people are looking on. Everybody is wearing face masks covering their mouths and noses.
Roger Meyer, Sanlam Business Development Manager (fourth from right) putting the no-contact infrared thermometer to the test on James Robb, GO GEORGE Manager. Also featured are, from left, Beunet Smith and Vuyani Simama (Sanlam), GO GEORGE staff members Thembisa Toba, Elizabeth Uithaler, Anneline Ngqavu and Tyron Jeyi, and Morné Lakay (GO GEORGE Assistant Manager).

Sanlam has recently identified GO GEORGE, being a public transport service which serves the local community, as a suitable recipient for a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The donation of 200 three-layer masks, 200 small bottles of liquid hand sanitiser, two non-contact infrared thermometers, and two bulk containers with hand sanitiser gel was handed over during a short ceremony at the GO GEORGE office last week.

“The drivers and staff of GO GEORGE provide an important service in the communities. Also, the nature of their work places them at risk of contracting the coronavirus,” said Kobus Cronje, Sanlam Business Manager. “Our involvement with communities, stakeholders and clients are aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus, and this is over and above the R1 billion pledge made by Sanlam, the Motsepe Foundation and its associated partners.”

Roger Meyer, Business Development Manager for Sanlam in George, reiterated that the building of sound relationships is central to their ethos and that Sanlam looks forward to building on its existing relationships with the community and businesses of George. “The donation of unbranded PPEs is part of our commitment to give something back to the community of George – there where it is needed most,” he said.
GO GEORGE Manager James Robb thanked Sanlam for their generosity and validation of the importance of the service that GO GEORGE renders to the community. “Sanlam’s recognition is testament to the fact that our staff risk exposure to the Covid-19 virus on a daily basis through delivering an essential service to the people of George. The donation will be used by our frontline team members as they continue to serve our passengers in a safe and responsible manner,” said Robb.

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