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Johannesburg, 21 June 2022 – In March this year, the Solidarity Fund, whose mandate was intently focused on rapid-response to the COVID-19 pandemic – announced that it would wrap up its operations with complete closure coming into effect at the end of September 2022 following a resolution taken by the Board in February. It was also announced that the Fund will continue to exist in a state of dormancy, with the expectation that it can remobilise rapidly and effectively should another national crisis happen again.


Solidarity Fund Plays Critical Role In The Reopening Of Charlotte Maxeke Accident And Emergency Unit

Johannesburg, 23 May 2022 – The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) reopened the doors to its Accident and Emergency Unit on Monday, 9th of May 2022 during an event held at the hospital to mark the official recommissioning of the unit.


Solidarity Fund To Support And Augment Government’s Response To KZN And Eastern Cape Flooding

Johannesburg, 19 April 2022 - The Solidarity Fund has resolved to support and augment the National Government's response to the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, and the resultant devastating after-effects on both infrastructure and broader society in these areas and further afield.


Solidarity Fund continues its efforts to increase vaccine uptake and awareness in final phase of its campaign

Johannesburg, 28 March 2022: As South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month, the Solidarity Fund is continuing its efforts to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 through the final phase of its vaccine demand acceleration campaign.


The Solidarity Fund Calls On Subsistence Farmers To Redeem Their Input Vouchers Before They Expire

The Solidarity Fundhas committed an additionalR52,8mto a third phase of theirFarming Input Voucher (FIV) programme, aimed at supporting subsistence farmers, as well as the farming supply chain, during the pandemic.


TANDI NZIMANDE • 6 Months in review

Good morning everyone. As Nozipho expressed in her presentation, the “business as usual” running and implementation of our remaining interventions remain a priority. We are acutely aware of the importance of every one of our interventions to the individuals and communities that they are designed to serve.


NOZIPHO SANGWENI • The Solidarity Fund Closure Process

Good morning everyone and thank you Ashraf and our Chair Gloria Serobe for explaining the WHAT and WHY of the Solidarity Fund and its upcoming closure.



Good morning, everyone! Welcome and thank you for joining us for the first quarterly Solidarity Fund media briefing of 2022.


The Solidarity Fund Announces Its Closure

The Solidarity Fund, whose mandate was intently focused on rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic – will be wrapping up its operations with complete closure coming into effect at the end of September 2022 following a resolution taken by the Board in February.


Solidarity Fund Year-End Media Update

If the last 20 months have taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected when it comes to COVID-19.


#RollUpYourSleeves South Africa and vaccinate today!

#RollUpYourSleevesSA, get vaccinated so that we can get back to living!


The Solidarity Fund releases audited annual financial statements

The Solidarity Fund is pleased to release its Annual Financial Statements covering the period from date of incorporation of 25 March 2020 through to its year-end of 28 February 2021.


The Solidarity Fund updates on its activities

It’s been just over 18 months since the Solidarity Fund was formed on the 23rd of March 2020 as a rapid response vehicle to mobilise South Africa in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


Media Release I R450 Million for KZN & Gauteng Post - Unrest Business Relief

NEF and Solidarity Fund’s Humanitarian Crisis Relief Fund (HCRF) launch new initiative to support SMMEs


Media Release I Multichoice Group Media Partnership

MultiChoice Group is proud to announce its media partnership with The Solidarity Fund in support of their vaccine roll-out campaign, ‘When We Come Together’.


Media Release I Solidarity Partnership with NHTKL

Solidarity Fund and National House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders mobilise over 200 young people to bring vaccine literacy to communities and to assist with over 60 registration.


Media Release I Solidarity Funds Calls On Those 60 Years And Older To Register for COVID-19 Vaccines

The Solidarity Fund joins government and the medical fraternity, to encourage those who are 60 years and above, to register to be vaccinated in the second phase of South Africa’s vaccination drive.


Media Release I Solidarity Calls On South Africans To 'Come Together As The Country Prepares For Mass Vaccine Roll-Out

Johannesburg, 12 May 2021– The Solidarity Fund is asking South Africans to “come together” in its new integrated marketing and communication campaign.


Media Release I Commemorating the Easter Holidays Responsibly and with Vigilance to Stave Off the Third Wave

Data from around the world suggests that COVID-19 infections are on a rapid increase. South Africa’s medical fraternity has been sounding the alarm for weeks, about the possible impact of a lack of vigilance and nonadherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols during the Easter holidays, on the country’s COVID-19 infections and a possible third wave.


Media Release I UK High Commission and SA Government Representatives Join Solidarity Fund on Visit to Farming Input Beneficiaries

On the 18th of March, representatives from the Office of the United Kingdom High Commissioner to South Africa, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALLRD) and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), as well as the Solidarity Fund paid a visit to the Bojanala District in Rustenburg, North West Province.


Media Release I Solidarity Fund Marks its First Anniversary as South Africa Prepares for the Mass Vaccine Rollout Programme

As South Africa prepares for the mass vaccine rollout programme, the Solidarity Fund marked it first anniversary of impactful interventions on the 23rd of March 2021.


Systemic and Community Based Organisation Grants

In February 2021, the Solidarity Fund’s Selection and Evaluation Panel approved systemic and community-based organisation grants as part of its GBV II initiative. This large-scale, national response to the challenge of GBV in the country – with total funding of R75 million – falls within the Fund’s broader humanitarian initiatives.

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