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GMC South Africa Community Outreach

(Cape Town, South Africa) GMC's South Africa office has partnered with local authorities to help provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The community outreach includes collecting soup ingredients and donating them to local ward councilors. In South Africa, ward councilors are responsible for the welfare of the people of their townships. Through this joint effort with GMC, the councilors are able to distribute soup to people in Cape Town that don't have enough food.

"Due to the coronavirus, most casual workers don't have any income and a lot of companies cannot pay their staff right now" says Patrick Kuys, Managing Director for GMC's Sub-Saharan Africa operations. "The ward councilor and her team try to help whoever is in need."

In addition to helping those in financial crisis, the ward councilor is providing soup to a number of non-profit organizations, including safe houses for abused women.

"It's a community effort" says Kuys. "Our team collects food that people leave outside their homes. Some people even meet us at their gates to hand over what they can for the outreach project."

GMC is committed to partnering with local communities during this global crisis. With six offices located across the world, there's a number of locations in need of help. To find out more about community efforts and how you can help, contact GMC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"We are just playing a small part in contributing to this effort" says Kuys. "With the current atmosphere, even little things can make a big impact." 

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Monday, 06 February 2023