On Sunday evening, July 4, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation. The third wave has South Africa in its grip. In concrete terms, the lockdown will go back to stage 4. In short; the country is largely on lockdown again. Except for the crèches, which will remain open. That includes the Bambanani schools. A difficult dilemma for the teachers, because there is no vaccination program for teaching staff…
This illustrates exactly what makes cooperation with South Africa so difficult, especially now that it has to be done remotely. The dynamics in that country are different, at least different from what we are used to. At present, only 2.8% of the population is vaccinated and the vaccine stock is minimal. We are concerned about that, especially now that the new Delta
variant is spreading. Unfortunately, we as Bambanani do not have access to vaccines, otherwise it would definitely have become a relief effort.
For the time being, the first subsequent visit to Bambanani in South Africa is planned for the second week of October. We sincerely hope that this journey can continue, so that we can see where the need is greatest and how we can best help.