Middelburg : Since the announcement of the country’s lockdown last year during March month by President Cyril Ramaphosa following the massive outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country, livelihoods of South Africans and the running of government institutions as well as businesses have been adversely affected. As a responsible and active corporate citizen, Sasol has been supporting its fence-line communities since the announcement.
The move by the energy utility is part of government’s call for everyone to provide a helping hand as the battle to contain the impact of COVID-19 pandemic continues. While the country was on lockdown Alert level 5, Sasol made a commitment to donate fuel to the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality and three other municipalities in Mpumalanga to aid community outreach activities. Today, Mashudu Ndou, Sasol Energy Operation’s Vice President on community affairs was accompanied by team of colleagues to honour a commitment that they made to Steve Tshwete Local Municipality by officially handing over 15 000 litres of ULP93 fuel and 400 litres of hand sanitizer “we e are here today to do what we do best as the organization, especially during this time of uncertainties, our current situation is uncertain and the future is uncertain however as the organization we want to be part of our communities in uncertain times. Our partnership with Steve Tshwete Local Municipality has been going on for some time now, today we have extended our helping hand without being asked to do so. We are handing over 15000 litres of fuel and 400 litres of hand sanitizer to help the municipality to fight against Covid-19” concluded Ndou
The donated fuel will be used towards assisting the municipality optimise its service delivery to communities as the pandemic continues to impact negatively on people’s lives.
The services that the donated fuel will aid include water provision, waste management, emergency services and transportation of essential needs to communities.
Speaking to the paper, Acting Steve Tshwete Local Municipality Executive Mayor, Cathy Mkhuma, expressed appreciation on the gesture by Sasol said the donation would go a long way in assisting communities.
Mkhuma added that it would augment services and help the local municipality to push on the level of service delivery.

Today the Acting Executive Mayor of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality Cllr Cathy Mkhuma, Council Speaker Cllr Andries Mabena and Sasol Vice President on Community Affairs Mashudu Ndou cutting the ribbon during the hand-over of 15 000 litres of fuel and 400 litres of hand sanitizer to the local municipality
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