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.