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

R3,44 Billion

DONATIONS RECEIVED

R3,44 Billion

DISBURSED

R2,67 Billion

Unaudited figures as of 29/11.

Payroll giving

As of 29/11

Donations Received

As of 29/11

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

1,2 Million

Reagent and extraction kits to enable testing

52 Thousand

Critical health care equipment for hotspot 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
    ECDOH39 478 548-
    Charlotte Maxeke68 100 97133 672 658
    Pfizer COVAX Vaccine Transportation 19 936 4008 587 713
    NDOH Vaccine PoC at SASSA Point184 580-
    Gauteng Nursing Capacitation16 687 4204 054 156
    NDOH Vaccine Needles Transportation 1 300 0001 183 960
    Surge Sites128 920 000-
    Surge Sites - SASSA Proposal for August 14 000 0007 104 470
    100 Temporary Outreach Sites157 080 000
    Vaccine Capacitation and Technical Assistance to NDOH69 000 00015 000 000
    Essential Equipment for Free State 8 855 000
    7 590 000
    Essential Equipment for North West26 685 2986 917 936
    Essential Equipment for Mpumalanga2 975 0001 652 056
    Essential Equipment for Northern Cape 13 965 115-
    Essential Equipment for Limpopo6 512 000-
    J&J SAMRC Implementation50 000 00024 382 341
    Siemen EC Medical Equipment10 730 99410 629 746
    Essential equipment funding for KZN 62 829 38432 152 608
    Essential equipment funding for GP 104 359 369 58 252 710
    Essential equipment funding for EC75 833 05867 972 799
    Essential equipment funding for WC119 996 719 98 656 592
    Vaccines - COVAX Facility283 326 720283 326 720
    Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) - Seroprevalence Study40 007 69822 907 226
    SAMRC testing capacity38 188 19232 075 869
    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 221 635
    NHLS test kits250 000 000250 868 993
    National ventilator production project, prototype and manufacturing9 773 9655 759 581
    Total Health Allocation 2 808 309 1472 068 290 647
  • Project NameAmount AllocatedAmount Disbursed
    GBV Programme 275 176 35563 379 754
    GBVF Fund Donation10 000 00010 000 000
    Farming Input Vouchers (Mezzanineware)21 234 46719 934 114
    Farming Input Vouchers (Mezzanineware)78 765 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 Spend424 876 355383 594 473
  • Project NameAmount AllocatedAmount Disbursed
    Vaccine Demand Creation Campaign -
    Community Partners
    12 000 000
    Vaccine Demand Creation Campaign - Joe Public135 110 000126 109 000
    National COVID Call Centre72 000 00028 758 166
    SACC Support2 000 0002 000 000
    GCSI Communications Research for Vaccine Roll-out2 000 0001 699 161
    NCP Behaviour Change and Communication8 000 0008 000 001
    Behaviour Change Campaign PII 108 600 000125 350 000
    Behaviour Change Continuity (Phase 1,5)4 900 0005 632 221
    Media Campaign - COVID Alert App15 000 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 Spend415 610 000369 855 986

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

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

Thank you, and Solidarity Fund emergency contact details

On behalf of Tandi Nzimande and the Solidarity Fund Board and Executive Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you – our partners, donors and volunteers – for your immense support, spirit and strength during a year full of hard work, challenges and successes.

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