The British government donated R50 million to the government’s Solidarity Fund during an event in Pretoria on Monday.
The donation is aimed at expanding the continued efforts of the Solidarity Fund to counter the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, especially with the focus on projects that support women.
Nigel Casey, the British High Commissioner to South Africa, said his country was delighted to make a contribution to the Solidarity Fund.
“The Solidarity Fund is a new and innovative initiative that combines public, private and individual commitment to tackle the impact of the global crisis. We are particularly excited about the support the fund provides to women affected by increasing gender-based violence, ”Casey said.
“Donations such as these and all the generous contributions from governments, businesses and individuals enable us to keep the fight going and provide much-needed assistance to those who need it most,” said Nomkhita Nqweni, CEO of the Solidarity Fund. , upon receipt of the donation said.
The Solidarity Fund was established in March to assist South Africans in need during the Covid-19 pandemic with donations by the public, as well as governments and businesses.