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Naspers donates R1 million to support relief efforts following Cyclone Idai

Naspers donates R1 million to support relief efforts following Cyclone Idai Media Statement
22 March 2019
 
 
Naspers donates R1 million to support relief efforts in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai
 
Naspers announced that it has donated R1 million in support of disaster relief and recovery efforts in neighbouring countries following the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai and called on other South African corporates to join.
 
“We are deeply saddened by the impact that Cyclone Idai has had on South Africa’s neighbours,” said Aileen O’Toole, Chief People Officer of Naspers. “This is a humanitarian crisis very close to home. We have responded to a call from the South African government to provide much needed relief and we encourage other corporates to also make donations.”
 
Through its donation Naspers is supporting the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) to distribute enough water purification sachets to clean 5 million litres of contaminated water making it safe to drink and help reduce the high risk of waterborne diseases, as well as blankets in the affected areas. In addition, funding will assist Gift of the Givers, a world-renowned NGO already on the ground, with disaster relief efforts including medical evacuations, medical supplies and food.
 
To contribute visit the DIRCO and Gift of the Givers websites.
 
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For more information contact:

Shamiela Letsoalo, Media Relations Director SA

Tel:          +27 11 289 3750
Mobile:   +27 78 802 6310
Email:      [email protected]
 

About Naspers
 
Naspers is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing in countries and markets across the world with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities. The group operates and partners a number of leading internet businesses across the Americas, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia in sectors including online classifieds, food delivery, payments, travel, education, health, and social and internet platforms.
 
Every day, millions of people use the products and services of companies that Naspers has invested in, acquired or built, including Avito, Brainly, BYJU’S, Codecademy, eMAG, Honor, ibibo, iFood, letgo, Media24, Movile, OLX, PayU, SimilarWeb, Swiggy, Takealot, and Udemy.
 
Similarly, hundreds of millions of people have made the platforms of its associates a part of their daily lives: Tencent (www.tencent.com; SEHK 00700), Mail.ru (www.corp.mail.ru; LSE: MAIL), MakeMyTrip Limited (www.makemytrip.com; NASDAQ:MMYT) and DeliveryHero (www.deliveryhero.com; Xetra: DHER)
 
Today, Naspers companies and associates help improve the lives of around a fifth of the world’s population. Naspers actively searches for new opportunities to partner exceptional entrepreneurs who are using technology to address big societal needs.
 
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
 

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