Naspers delivers personal protective equipment for healthcare workers

Naspers announced the arrival of a major shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of almost 3,5 million KN95 face masks and 2,7 million 3-ply surgical masks to support healthcare workers across South Africa. The company has arranged a further delivery scheduled to arrive on 2 May bringing its PPE relief aid to more than 13 million PPE units since the company made its R 1.5 billion commitment in emergency aid to the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa received the equipment at Takealot’s Distribution Centre in Johannesburg. “Today we received over 6 million masks donated from Naspers. I’m impressed by the logistical infrastructure and orderly distribution of these important medical supplies. We are  grateful for their co-operation and support”, said President Ramaphosa.
Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, South Africa CEO, Naspers, said: “We are working round the clock to deliver on our promise to South Africa as fast as possible. As the shipments arrive, they are being rapidly distributed to hospitals across the country.”
“We are pleased to have secured the critical PPE at great speed through our China partnerships and with the support of our colleagues at Tencent”, added Bob van Dijk, Group CEO.

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About Naspers

Established in 1915, Naspers has transformed itself to become a global consumer internet company and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Through Prosus, the group operates and invests globally in markets with long-term growth potential, building leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities. Prosus has its primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Naspers is the majority owner of Prosus.
In South Africa, Naspers is one of the foremost investors in the technology sector and is committed to building its internet and ecommerce companies in the country. These include Takealot, Mr D Food, Superbalist, OLX, Autotrader, Property24 and PayU, in addition to Media24, South Africa’s leading print and digital media business.
Naspers is also focused on stimulating South Africa’s local tech sector through Naspers Foundry. This is a R1.4 billion investment targeting early stage technology companies in South Africa that seek to address big societal needs. To help address youth unemployment in impoverished communities, in 2019, Naspers launched Naspers Labs, a social impact programme for young, unemployed South Africans aged between 17 and 25. Located in low income, urban settings, Naspers Labs provide a structured development journey enabling young people to enter the economy.

Naspers has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and a secondary listing on the A2X Exchange (NPN.AJ) in South Africa, and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: NPSN).

For more information, please visit www.naspers.com.