To help fight the spread of COVID-19 in one of South Africa’s identified hot-spots and bring some much-needed relief, Protea Chemicals manufactured and donated 6 000 spray bottles of > 70% alcohol sanitizer to the community of Dunoon in Cape Town.
Peter du Plessis, General Manager for Sourcing and Planning said, “Slowing down the rate of COVID-19 infections in South Africa is our focus right now, the significant increase in the daily new cases is of great concern to all of us. We are committed to contributing in whichever way we can to help flatten the curve and bring some economic relief to the families affected. We have more than 35 of our Protea Chemicals employees living in Dunoon supporting their families and considering that the community is among the most vulnerable nationally, we took the collective decision to begin our roll-out of hand rub and food parcels to this community. Meeting Christopher Motomela (Chairman), Meisie Makuwa-Mpukame (Deputy) and Thokoza Mxopwa (Community Leader), experiencing their gratitude and discussing their challenges makes us realise that we’re in this together.
In recent months, Protea Chemicals re-purposed its Killarney Gardens (Cape Town) solvent production facility to manufacture hand rub, in accordance with The World Health Organisation’s formulation guidelines, to reduce the supply chain challenges in Cape Town.