Naspers donates R1 million to support relief efforts in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Naspers announced that it has donated R1 million in support of disaster relief and recovery efforts in neighbouring countries following the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai and called on other South African corporates to join.
“We are deeply saddened by the impact that Cyclone Idai has had on South Africa’s neighbours,” said Aileen O’Toole, Chief People Officer of Naspers. “This is a humanitarian crisis very close to home. We have responded to a call from the South African government to provide much needed relief and we encourage other corporates to also make donations.”
Through its donation Naspers is supporting the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) to distribute enough water purification sachets to clean 5 million litres of contaminated water making it safe to drink and help reduce the high risk of waterborne diseases, as well as blankets in the affected areas. In addition, funding will assist Gift of the Givers, a world-renowned NGO already on the ground, with disaster relief efforts including medical evacuations, medical supplies and food.