On Wednesday 11 May 2016, South African Breweries Central Region continued with their mission to alleviate drought stricken areas by delivering more than 20,000 litres of water to the drought stricken Soutpan and Ikgomotseng township in the Free State.
Water was distributed to Ikgomotseng Clinic, Kagisano Combined School, Thlabologo Day Care, Thlabologo Luncheon Club for the elderly and Siesta Woonstelle. Some of the water was also delivered at the local municipal offices for distribution to the rest of the community.
Pieter Mokgosi, Unit Manager for the Masilonyana Local Municipality, said that the area still have some water left, but that the water quality is not up to standard and not really suitable for human consumption. He also continued to say that the SAB Drought Relief Project would for certain make a massive difference in the lives of the Soutpan and Ikgomotseng communities.
Jacques Koekemoer, General Manager at South African Breweries Central Region, says: “At South African Breweries Central region, we are all about uplifting our communities and having impactful drives towards sustainable growth in these environments. Their well-being and health are a priority to us. Water scarcity has been major concern in throughout SA and the Free State is one of the areas that have been highly impacted by this drought. We will continuously be committed in supporting our communities especially with ominous matters similar to the one at hand. We hope that this contribution will make a big difference in the communities of Soutpan and Ikgomotseng.
South African Breweries is planning further initiatives to assist with disaster relief projects in the central region. For more information, contact Kgosi Mogotsi on 0514068566.