On Tuesday, 18 August 2020, a Covid-19 donation of medical material and personal protection equipment from the French government arrived in South Africa. 


The donation consists of reanimation pumps, material for intensive care units and medical isolation gowns, worth a total of R 1,8 million.

South Africa is the hardest hit country in Africa and the 5th in the world. This donation from the French Government will help the South African authorities and health workers, whose handling of the crisis was recently commended by the international community and the World Health Organization, to continue saving lives. 

France is proud to support South Africa in its fight against this pandemic. This forms part of a coordinated  #TeamEurope response by European Union countries to provide comprehensive support to South Africa in this crisis.


The cargo arrived at OR Tambo International Airport thanks to the excellent cooperation with Air France – KLM, the Department of Health and the Department of International Relations and Cooperations. 


Please send a request should you be interested in an interview. 


Ms. Janke Tolmay

Press attaché

Tel : +27 (0)63 694 5338

Email : janke.tolmay@diplomatie.gouv.fr

250 Melk street