Afrika Umoja has announced a partnership with the Black Farmers Association of South Africa to enable the farmers set up and distribute disinfecting products throughout the country.
Afrika Umoja is an initiative of Cape Town temporary architecture specialists HOTT3D, the African Energy Chamber and Africa Oil and Power.
BFASA, which has the best interests of the farming community at its core, has a membership of 50,000 black subsistence farmers, including those on small pieces of land, those with small turnover and smallholder farmers in all nine provinces.
The partnership will enable BFASA to set up operational deep-cleaning and sanitising teams and build hand-operated stations that spray mist onto surfaces and sites throughout the country, as well as supply the market with Santab, which is produced in South Africa and sold as effervescent tabs that can be dissolved in five litres of water.
The partners will use their networks to distribute the Santabs and disinfecting products across South Africa, and intend to educate people on how to sanitise, especially in rural areas.
BFASA has also partnered with the House of Monarch and King Mthimkhulu III, to manage agricultural activities on the land owned by the monarch.
“BFASA is a vision I have held for some time and the joint activities with Afrika Umoja, supported by our close association with King Mthimkhulu III and House of Monarch, will enable us to achieve many of our objectives. Our members, small farmers and tenant farmers, will now have an additional, credible, sustainable career path and source of income for themselves and their families,” noted President of BFASA, Dr. Lennox Xolile Mtshagi.
“I admire the work of BFASA and support its joint activity with Afrika Umoja. This arrangement will ensure commercial opportunities for our people,” said King Mthimkhulu III.
“We are very excited to be able to work with BFASA on this initiative. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact globally and we at Afrika Umoja are happy to provide businesses and national and provincial governments with solutions for the challenge of distributing products to help sanitise their work places and homes,” the Director for Afrika Umoja, Katie Brock, said.
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