Thank you, Chair. The ANC want to welcome the generosity of a three-year contract as signed between Gift of the Givers and Engen, which will support the organisation's humanitarian efforts.
Engen donated R2 million and 150 JoJo tanks to Gift of the Givers, which will speed up their disaster relief work. Gift of the Givers was founded upon the principle of providing unconditional humanitarian assistance despite religion, race, colour, class or geographical boundaries.
It is hoped that the donation would assist Gift of the Givers to deploy team members faster in an emergency. With the effects of climate change and the impact it has had on our weather patterns, natural disasters are becoming more prevalent and less predictable. Heat waves, droughts and floods are expected to get worse over the coming decades.
Gift of the Givers founder and Chairperson Dr Imtiaz Sooliman said that the organisation's convoys traveled long distances to deliver relief to those most in need, which was why this commitment from Engen would strengthen their ability to make an impact on the lives of our people.
We urge all sectors in our society to work together and share collective responsibility to make a sustainable impact.