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Parliament Calls on Public Servants to Contribute to Solidarity Fund

April 17, 2020

Parliament

Parliament has called on all public sector employees to contribute towards the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund.

The Fund was set up to enable South African businesses, organisations and individuals, and members of the international community, to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19.

In a statement, the chairperson of the public service and administration committee, Tyotyo James, reiterated the call to all government employees, in the three spheres of government including government entities, to voluntarily contribute to the Fund.

Recently the Forum of South Africa’s Directors-General (FOSAD) called on all public servants to donate to the fund.

FOSAD members agreed to pay R30 000 each over a six-month period.

The National Coronavirus Command Council had called on members of political leadership and the public sector executive to contribute towards the fund.

The committee also commended the National Executive (President, Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers) for sacrificing one third of their salaries for the next three months as a contribution towards the Solidarity Fund.