Gloria Serobe, chair of The National Solidarity Fund, says she was overwhelmed by South Africans’ reaction to contributing to the fund. More than R20 million has already been raised by people who donated a portion of their salaries.
A slideshow at a digital media conference showed that Julius Malema and the EFF contributed most in the category of salary donations.
The National Solidarity Fund has already assisted over 280,000 families in South Africa during the state of containment.
According to Gloria Serobe, chair of the fund, this figure is higher than the original target.
“We wanted to help at least 250,000 families. We have already helped more families than this, ”says Serobe. She says the fund will assist even more people during the restriction.
The Solidarity Fund is not biased against anyone. “It is a fund for all South Africans. The fund helps everyone across all spectrums in South Africa, ”says Nomkhita Nqweni, CEO of the fund.
It is in response to a question around perceptions that the fund excludes certain race groups, especially in the tourism industry.