JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 06 August 2021 – In an effort to protect its staff from the dangers posed by the rapid spread of Covid-19 and the Delta variant, Samsung has facilitated the vaccination of its staff members and their families. On Monday, 2 August, eligible staff along with their spouses were invited to a group vaccination at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
“Samsung has been actively planning for the roll-out of vaccines, as the safety of our employees is reliant on them. With this in mind, we decided to make it easier for staff members and their spouse to get vaccinated during the week, as opposed to times when it may be less convenient to do so. We will continue to rise to the challenges of the pandemic to ensure the safety of our people and their families, “said Zain Reddiar, HR Director at Samsung Africa.
Samsung is also dedicated to making a difference by affording its staff the additional support they may need. Staff as well as their family have been given free access to Trauma and Bereavement counsellors to assist them if affected by the impact of the pandemic. For now, its employees are continuing to work from home where possible, as protection from Covid-19, which continues to affect South Africans and businesses, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions. Recently, a donation scheme was also put in place to assist colleagues in Kwazulu-Natal, who were affected by the unforeseen unrest. Support staff were sent to these facilities to assist wherever possible.
Beyond its staff, Samsung is currently working with partners to rebuild the ICT value chain, affected by the recent looting and damage to infrastructure. As a partner to South Africa, Samsung is proud to join the country in showcasing its resolve and capacity to rise to a challenge. Inspired by this spirit of resilience and unity Samsung has elevated its #StrongerTogether campaign to be a part of the nation’s inspiring mission to rebuild South Africa.