Solidarity Fund Floods Response
The Solidarity Fund is working closely with government, civil society, and business to support the urgent need in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provinces after the recent devastating floods and their aftermath.
"We have come together as a nation looking after brothers and sisters we’ve never met, and in this way have saved and protected countless lives."
Gloria Serobe, Solidarity Fund Chair.
Read the Fund’s integrated annual report to see how your contributions have helped make this a reality.
The Humanitarian Crisis Relief Fund was setup in response to the protests in KZN and parts of Gauteng
The Solidarity Fund was designed as a rapid response vehicle to mobilise South Africa in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health, humanitarian and social consequences. Having received in excess of R3 Billion in the form of donations, the Fund works to augment the government’s response to this unprecedented challenge by assisting existing programmes and initiatives across all 9 provinces. Inspired by our nation’s resolve, unity and spirit, we are committed to creating impact through our ongoing work to manage and, eventually, contain this virus.
The Solidarity Fund was established with a clear mandate aimed at having maximum impact through rapid and coordinated action. Our purpose is to mobilise and coordinate financial and in-kind contributions from all South Africans and members of the international community. We are then tasked with distributing contributions to effectively combat the health crisis and the social and humanitarian consequences of the pandemic - helping to bring South Africans together to play their part in fighting COVID-19.
Supporting urgent aspects of the health system response, and supporting and protecting front-line health workers.
Providing humanitarian support to and strengthening the most vulnerable households and communities
Uniting the nation in action against COVID–19 and encourage behaviour change in local communities
Adults reached through the Solidarity and behavioural campaign
1 Million +
Vaccines enabled through J&J Sisonke and national surge sites
In essential equipment allocated for all 9 provinces
Households reached and provided with food parcels
Tests provided by increasing testing capacity
Non-invasive ventilators manufactured which has activated local manufacturing capacity (850 distributed)
Household/subsistence farmers to receive farming input vouchers in rural areas
To assist with the Seroprevalence study
Ventilators procured and scheduled to arrive in South Africa in September
Households targeted to receive food vouchers
Units of PPE procured. 36million units have been dispatched to all 9 provinces
Units of PPE procured for medical students
Shelters and care centres provided with PPE and critical medical services to assist women and children affected by GBV
Solidarity in Action
Fulfilling our mandate
It’s easy to look at numbers as an indication of the success of the work undertaken by the Solidarity Fund. Certainly, the contributions by business and individuals have been inspiring. The truth is, however, our work is about individuals – the millions of people who have been made vulnerable by the COVID-19 crisis. While the Fund’s work has been made possible by numbers, it can only really be judged by the lives we have touched.
The Solidarity Fund Q2 2022 Update
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.