Telkom is pledging R15-million in the fight to control the coronavirus. The funds will be used to support healthcare workers who are at the frontline of the battle against the spread of COVID-19, particularly in South Africa’s most vulnerable communities.
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said the resilience of the public health system will be severely tested. This contribution will support the front-line staff of health workers who will make the most difference in our ability as a country to manage the spread of the outbreak and ultimate elimination.
We believe it is up to each one of us to do what we can to flatten the curve and reduce the possible impact of this virus, particularly for those who rely on the public health system,” said Maseko.
“Our business continuity and emergency response measures are in place to support increased demand for broadband bandwidth and voice calls across both fixed and mobile network,” said Maseko.
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