COVID-19 vaccine: Sibanye-Stillwater to contribute R200m

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman says the company will contribute 200-million rand to the government’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement programme. Last week Sibanye, which employs 84 thousand of the country’s 450 thousand mineworkers, offered its facilities and resources to assist with the vaccination programme. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Sibanye-Stillwater CEO, Neal Froneman says the company will contribute R200-million to government’s COVID-19 vaccination procurement programme.

"I've got in-principal approval from our board to commit approximately R200-million, that's what we think our company can contribute to the procurement of vaccines," he said.

READ: COVID-19 vaccine: SA moves one step closer

Meanwhile, Froneman says he doesn't believe the government is ready to ensure everyone is vaccinated.

The Sibanye CEO has called for business to lead the programme.

"Government is really not well positioned or ready to do this, I just wish business could procure the vaccines directly and we would expedite that process," he added.


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