Afrika Umoja and BFASA Collaborate to Help Tackle COVID-19

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Afrika Umoja and BFASA Collaborate to Help Tackle COVID-19

• Afrika Umoja announces a partnership with the Black Farmers Association of South
Africa (BFASA).
• BFASA is an Association that has the best interests of the farming community at its
core.
• The partnership between Afrika Umoja and BFASA will enable them to set up and
distribute deep-cleaning and sanitizing products.

Cape Town, 3 June, 2020 – Afrika Umoja, an initiative initiated by Cape Town temporary
architecture specialists HOTT3D, the African Energy Chamber, Africa’s leading chamber of
successful networks and partnerships, together with pan-African energy event organizer
Africa Oil & Power, is proud to announce a partnership with the Black Farmers Association
of South Africa (BFASA).

BFASA is an Association that has the best interests of the farming community at its core and
has a membership of 50,000 black subsistence farmers including farmers on small pieces of
land, farmers with a small turnover and smallholder farmers in all nine provinces.

The partnership will enable BFASA to set up operational deep-cleaning and sanitizing teams
and build hand operated stations that spray mist onto surfaces and sites in all nine
provinces. BFASA has imported cleaning equipment that can be used to complement
sanitizing services, as well as SanTab – effervescent tabs that can be dissolved in five liters of
water – that are compact and easy to transport.

Afrika Umoja and BFASA will use their networks to distribute the SanTabs and disinfecting
products across South Africa, and also intend to educate people on how to sanitize,
especially in rural areas.

BFASA has also partnered with the House of Monarch and King Mthimkhulu III, whereby
BFASA will manage agricultural activities on the land owned by the King. The King, will
authorize the agricultural activities of BFASA, including the cultivation of lands for the local
market as well as for the export market. Other activities and sources of employment and
income such as the alignment with Afrika Umoja will benefit our communities greatly.

“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, tenant farmers,
will now have an additional, credible, sustainable career path and source of income for
themselves and their families,” notes Dr. Lennox Xolile Mtshagi, President of BFASA.

“I admire the work of BFASA and support their joint activity with Afrika Umoja. This
arrangement will ensure commercial opportunities for our People,” says His Majesty, King
Dr. 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 sanitize their work places and homes,” says Katie Brock,
Director for Afrika Umoja.

Kindly contact Katie Brock at k.brock@africaoilandpower.com if your organization is
interested in working with Afrika Umoja to build medical or accommodation facilities fast in
your community, or if your organization is interested in providing funding.