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.

Summary

TOTAL PLEDGED

R3,46 Billion

DONATIONS RECEIVED

R3,46 Billion

DISBURSED

R3.08 Billion

Unaudited figures as of 01/04.

Payroll giving

As of 01/04

Donations Received

As of 01/04

Impact

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.

Health Response

Supporting urgent aspects of the health system response, and supporting and protecting front-line health workers.

Humanitarian Pillar

Providing humanitarian support to and strengthening the most vulnerable households and communities

Behavioural Campaign

Uniting the nation in action against COVID–19 and encourage behaviour change in local communities

33,9 Million

Adults reached through the Solidarity and behavioural campaign

syringe

1 Million +

Vaccines enabled through J&J Sisonke and national surge sites

R436 million

In essential equipment allocated for all 9 provinces

280 Thousand

Households reached and provided with food parcels

106 Thousand

Tests provided by increasing testing capacity

20 Thousand

Non-invasive ventilators manufactured which has activated local manufacturing capacity (850 distributed)

35 Thousand

Household/subsistence farmers to receive farming input vouchers in rural areas

45 Thousand

To assist with the Seroprevalence study

200 Hundred

Ventilators procured and scheduled to arrive in South Africa in September

135 Thousand

Households targeted to receive food vouchers

41 Million

Units of PPE procured. 36million units have been dispatched to all 9 provinces

1.1 Million

Units of PPE procured for medical students

133 Hundred

Shelters and care centres provided with PPE and critical medical services to assist women and children affected by GBV

Solidarity in Action

  • Project NameAmount AllocatedAmount Disbursed
    ECDOH46 844 48515 546 188
    Charlotte Maxeke68 100 97133 672 658
    Pfizer COVAX Vaccine Transportation 19 936 4008 587 713
    Gauteng Nursing Capacitation23 515 29519 396 398
    NDOH Vaccine Needles Transportation 1 495 0001 183 960
    Surge Sites - Temporary Outreach plus
    SASSA
    14 000 00014 000 000
    100 Temporary Outreach Sites157 080 00078 526 817
    Transvaco15 000 000-
    Vaccine Capacitation and Technical Assistance to NDOH49 000 00049 000 000
    Essential Equipment for Free State 8 855 000
    8 222 500
    Essential Equipment for North West26 685 29826 168 980
    Essential Equipment for Mpumalanga2 975 0002 282 417
    Essential Equipment for Northern Cape 13 965 1154 369 206
    Essential Equipment for Limpopo6 512 0005 872 107
    J&J SAMRC Implementation50 000 00050 000 000
    Siemen EC Medical Equipment16 292 37215 907 122
    Essential equipment funding for KZN 62 829 38445 122 844
    Essential equipment funding for GP 104 359 369 70 373 315
    Essential equipment funding for EC75 833 05859 264 325
    Essential equipment funding for WC119 996 719 92 700 028
    Vaccines - COVAX Facility283 326 720283 326 720
    Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) - Seroprevalence Study45 814 45330 158 975
    SAMRC testing capacity43 916 42130 387 931
    Testing capacity - ICPA25 305 00013 791 127
    DG Murray Trust Community Heath worker PPE funding90 000 00087 856 761
    Manufacturing of ventilators – CSIR212 034 978203 234 904
    Manufacturing of ventilators - SAVE-P41 276 81141 538 340
    NDOH PPE for in-hospital HCWs648 610 480599 986 361
    NDOH International Ventilators22 000 00019 913 564
    NDOH PPE CHW145 302 778129 235 435
    NHLS test kits250 000 000250 868 993
    National ventilator production project, prototype and manufacturing9 773 9655 759 581
    Total Health Allocation 2 700 637 0722 296 255 270
  • Project NameAmount AllocatedAmount Disbursed
    GBV Programme 275 176 35568 102 043
    GBVF Fund Donation10 000 00010 000 000
    Farming Input Vouchers (Mezzanineware) - P352 317 39138 477 261
    Farming Input Vouchers (Mezzanineware) - P221 234 46719 603 703
    Farming Input Vouchers (Mezzanineware) - P178 765 53378 765 533
    Food Relief Phase 2:100 000 00081 501 459
    GBV Phase 1:19 700 00020 292 355
    Food Relief Programme Phase 1120 000 000114 721 258
    Total Spend477 178 746431 463 612
  • Project NameAmount AllocatedAmount Disbursed
    COVID Call Centre Extension26 791 27826 561 278
    Joe Public-Vaccine DC Community Engagement52 500 000
    DGMT Demand Creation20 000 00020 000 000
    Vaccine Demand Creation Campaign -
    Community Partners
    12 000 000
    Vaccine Demand Creation Campaign -
    Community Partners
    7 850 0007 850 000
    Vaccine Demand Creation Campaign - Joe Public141 417 294 141 417 019
    National COVID Call Centre68 148 54656 058 657
    SACC Support2 000 0002 000 000
    GCSI Communications Research for Vaccine Roll-out2 000 0001 998 879
    NCP Behaviour Change and Communication8 000 0008 000 001
    Behaviour Change Campaign PII 125 163 088125 163 088
    Behaviour Change Continuity (Phase 1,5)5 635 0005 632 221
    Media Campaign - COVID Alert App17 250 00017 250 000
    Citizens in Solidarity - Production7 000 0003 369 134
    Citizens in Solidarity – Media13 000 00014 654 068
    Behaviour Change P125 000 000 18 184 234
    SA Council of Churches4 000 0004 000 000
    Radio education campaign7 000 0007 000 000
    Total Spend544 755 206459 138 579

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.

News Flash

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.

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