Cape Town – EFF Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Legislatures and council members have committed to contribute a third of their salaries to the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund.
This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the nationwide lockdown would be extended by two weeks and that he, Deputy President David Mabuza, Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers will take a 33% pay cut for three months.
The EFF said it welcomed the decision by the executive and premiers to donate 33% of their salaries to the fund which will finance the war against the deadly coronavirus and called on all public representatives and all employed people with disposal income to do the same.
The Solidarity Fund is independently administered and South African businesses, organisations and individuals, as well as members of the international community can contribute to it.
Thus far the fund has raised more than R2 billion.
Here’s how you can donate:
Bank details for cash donations:
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch Name: Sandton City
Account Name: Solidarity Fund
Account No: 023070021
Account Type: Current account
Branch Code: 051001
SWIFT Code: SBZAZAJJ
* For all EFT payments please include your identity number / company registration / Trust number as applicable to facilitate your Section 18A tax certificate preparation.
If you would like to offer a of non-cash donations you can contact the Fund helpline on 0860 001 001 between 8am and 6pm or download a donation form here and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* For the latest on the Covid-19 outbreak visit IOL’s #Coronavirus trend page
** If you think you have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus, please call the government’s 24-hour hotline on 0800 029 999 or go to SA Coronavirus for more information.
By Staff Reporter