PRETORIA - The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Njabulo Nzuza on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 received a donation of Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) from AdaptIT, a company that provides specialised software and digitally-led solutions to its clients internationally.
The donation, comprising face masks and thermometers, is valued at R100 000 and will be distributed at Home Affairs front offices as part of concerted efforts between government and the private sector in the fight against COVID- 19. Speaking at the handing over ceremony in Pretoria, Deputy Minister Nzuza welcomed the gesture as an important intervention that will go a long way in managing the spread of the virus by ensuring the safety of the front desk officials who come into contact with clients on a daily basis. In addition to the masks, the Deputy Minister explained that the donation of the thermometers will assist the Department of Health in the detection of those clients who may have contracted the virus.
“We appreciate the donation we have received, in particular the screening equipment to enable us to screen members of the public who visit our offices for services during this time. This will protect our staff from contracting Covid- 19 and also ensure that we are able to refer risky clients to the Department of Health and, thus, assist them in their efforts,” said Deputy Minister Nzuza.
AdaptIT senior executive Siyabonga Msweli said they were honoured to be making an intervention in line with their social responsibility work in supporting government’s efforts to curb the spread of the COVID19 pandemic.
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ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS