South African Women leaders pledge support to Solidarity Fund


Efforts to fight the Covid-19 virus in South Africa received a boost today with a pledge by a group of prominent women leaders to support President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Solidarity Fund announced this week.

In addition to members of the International Women’s Forum of South Africa (IWFSA) each contributing R1000 to the Solidarity Fund, the organisation says its members will use their influence to ensure contributions from the organisations they represent.

Irene Charnley, International Women’s Forum of South Africa (IWFSA) President, said today that the forum was fully supportive of the measures announced by President Ramaphosa to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

“We laud President Ramaphosa’s decisive leadership during this difficult period and commit to walking alongside him to inspire and invigorate hope in our constituencies through this life altering period.

“As captains of industry in business, arts, science and social sectors, we will contribute to the Solidarity Fund, as women leaders we roll up our sleeves and are actively involved in actions of support during this period,” she added.


About Author

Bontle Moeng is the Founder and Managing Director of BizNis Africa. Moeng has spent 16 years working in the digital and online media industry across Africa. She applied her trade at True Love magazine prior to discovering her passion for Investment news in key sectors across Africa. Moeng previously worked for ITWeb, Starfish Mobile Technologies, ITNewsAfrica, AVATAR Agency, eNitiate, Global Interface Consulting and Havas Johannesburg. Her primary focus is to provide solid and valuable content on investment opportunities for the ICT, Energy and Mining sectors across Africa. In addition, the online news publication assists global companies to expand their presence in Africa. Email:

Leave A Reply