It is with grave concern that Standard Bank has noted the devastation left in the wake of the raging fires and storms that have swept through the Garden Route and greater Cape region this week.
“It is with the deepest, and most heartfelt sympathy that our thoughts go out to those who have lost loved ones in the Knysna fires and severe weather in Cape Town. Our thoughts, too, are with those residents, especially the destitute and vulnerable, who have been displaced and left exposed in the affected areas,” said Ben Kruger, CEO of the Standard Bank Group.
“I am heartened that so many of South Africa’s citizens, corporates and individuals, have stepped up to assist with relief work. It is with hope for a better tomorrow for all those affected that we at Standard Bank are donating R10 million to the efforts. Our wish is that this will bring some relief to those who have been impacted by the natural disasters in all regions affected by the fires and storms. In some areas, entire communities will need to be rebuilt, and my only hope is that this urgent donation will make a difference,” says Mr Kruger. To read more, click HERE.
Published on Thursday, 15th June 2017 - 09:24