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President Ramaphosa welcomes BMW donation towards fight against GBVF

Written by: Elizabeth Kgabane

German automotive giant BMW has contributed five BMW i3s vehicles to government that will be used to support community-based care workers in their prevention of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) and victim support.

According to a press release by the government, the five BMW i3s will be provided to the South African Business Coalition on Health and Aids to manage on behalf of the multi-sectoral Interim Steering Committee on GBVF.

The automotive group’s contribution marks the growing partnership between government and civil society in the fight against GBVF.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the official handover ceremony which took place yesterday at the BMW Group production plant in Rosslyn, Tshwane.

In his address at the handover ceremony, Ramaphosa said it was a pleasure to see a global company such as BMW lend a hand towards the fight against GBVF.

It is a pleasure to be here in this facility and to participate in this with Chancellor Angela Merkel. But also to see how a global company like BMW is lending a hand and responding to a challenge that we are facing in our country and making a contribution towards fighting gender-based violence and femicide in our country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa



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