Polo South Africa pledge 250 000 Commuter Face Masks
Photo Cred: Pexels

The face masks are currently freely distributed via The City of Cape Town to vulnerable residents at clinics and public transport interchanges.

 

Cape Town, South Africa (1 April 2020) – As we face this unprecedented time in our country and new challenges of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, Polo South Africa has committed to helping the City of Cape Town through pledging 250 000 cotton fabric masks to be distributed to commuters and essential services across the country.  

While most South Africans are working from home, there are some who are still dependent on public transport. Commuters who are part of essential services, as well as first responders, are more challenged with adhering to the social distancing that is widely advised right now.

Given the global mask shortage and the need to act immediately to ‘flatten the curve’ this project sprang into action on Monday 16th March.

Polo South Africa pledge 250 000 Commuter Face Masks
Photo Cred: Polo South Africa

To assist with this, Polo has set up a task team in their shirt factory in Atlantis to manufacture the ‘Commuter Facemasks’. They are not medical masks but rather a cotton fabric, washable and reusable face mask. The masks are currently freely distributed via The City of Cape Town to vulnerable residents at clinics and public transport interchanges. 

“As President, Cyril Ramaphosa said in his initial address, our country’s ‘thuma mina’ moment is upon us as never before. As a fashion brand, this is our small way of helping our nation’s commuters and to stand alongside the health services who are hard at work at the front lines” said Mark Oliver, Polo MD.

The factory will continue production until the pledge has been met and the masks have been delivered to the most needed areas across the country.

“We have distributed the first 10 000 masks so far and thanks to Polo South Africa for providing this much-needed resource,” said, Zahid Badroodien, Health Councillor, City of Cape Town.  


Source: Polo South Africa 
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens or share your good news with us by clicking here
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:
Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

Brent Lindeque
About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *