The sharp drop in temperature combined with the economic challenges experienced nationally in recent weeks has left poor and vulnerable communities in crisis. With financial constraints a dime a dozen many households can’t afford winter essentials, such as blankets.
In view of this, Trans African Concessions (TRAC) in consultation with the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison, has donated 250 blankets to its local communities as part of the concessionaire’s social responsibility to communities along the N4 Toll Route.
The donation was accepted by MEC Gabisile Shabalala at TRAC’s Nelspruit Regional Office. MEC Shabalala said that with the mercury dropping to below 3°C in certain towns in the province, the gesture could not have come at a better time.
TRAC Executive Manager for Maintenance Derek Howe-Dreyer said it was an honour for TRAC to be able to assist those in need. “It makes us heartsore to think that so many people are suffering. That is why we are committed to making a difference wherever and whenever possible,” he added.