Last week, we reported on the fine work Shoprite was doing bringing water to the people of QwaQwa during the current drought. The Big Red One is not the only outfit in our industry rushing to the assistance of stricken communities. IMPERIAL Logistics, for example, has transported some 350,000 litres of water to Senekal, Olifantshoek and Verkeerdevlei, and three loads of animal feed to farms around Bloemfontein and Ficksburg. IMPERIAL is working with Water Shortage South Africa, and has also pledged 15 vehicles to bring further assistance to affected areas in the North West. And taking an innovative tack, McCain are shipping all of its edible waste to cattle farmers, particularly in the Free State, working with SA Zero Waste and Farmers in Need.
Comment: With all the rancour in our politics lately, it is good to remember – in unfortunate times – that we are a nation that steps up when our people and communities are in need.