Solidarity Fund to roll out food relief for vulnerable households
The food relief is part of the fund’s humanitarian effort amid fight against coronavirus pandemic
A fund set up to pull money together to fight Covid-19 and limit its economic pain on families is planning to earmark R120m in food relief for a quarter of a million vulnerable households, an internal document obtained by Business Day shows.
President Cyril Ramaphosa established the Solidarity Fund, which raised more than R2bn in the two weeks after it was launched. The fund has also set up a R100m facility to fast-track the purchase of urgently required protective equipment such as face masks and shields...