NBI COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Pulp and paper producer Sappi Southern Africa has made available several donations of scarce items such as hand sanitiser, face masks, nutritional porridge and paper products, to reduce pressure on the national government’s resources, as well as to support the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following countrywide shortages of hand sanitiser, Sappi’s Pretoria-based science and research centre was able to refocus its efforts to produce the company’s first prototype hand sanitiser.

This led to a partnership with a Johannesburg-based company to produce 16 000 ℓ of Sappi hand sanitiser worth about R1-million.

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