"As the spread of COVID-19 continues, the one thing that is clear is that this pandemic is a vital reminder that human beings are on this planet to take care of each other; business is a way we can leverage this purpose," says Dembetembe.
"At African Bank, we've worked hard at moving our CSI from simply a 'boardroom box-ticking exercise' into company culture and conversations; the results are so encouraging," adds Dembetembe.
The bank reports that 100 face shields were also provided for front line workers at the clinic. The face shields were produced by Regent Business School, who used their 3D printers for the project.
"[The school] has also provided additional face shields that we will be donating to the Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg and the Sterkfontein Hospital," says the team at African Bank.
"There is a concerning shortage of PPE at these clinics and hospitals, leaving doctors, nurses and other frontline workers dangerously ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients,” Dembetembe says.
"There is such a dire need for programmes like this and the need for greater compassion and humanity. I am thankful we can assist in some small way," concludes Dembetembe.
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