MEDIA STATEMENT |  THE SABC PARTNERS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN GAUTENG TO LAUNCH A POP-UP VACCINATION SITE IN AUCKLAND PARK                                                                                                         

Johannesburg, Wednesday, 25 August 2021- The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Gauteng Department of Health, wherein the public broadcaster will support efforts to vaccinate as many citizens as possible. The partnership will see the launch of a pop-up vaccination site at the SABC’s Auckland Park campus, operating from Thursday, 26 August 2021, at the Radio Park open parking.
This partnership will be launched at the SABC’s Auckland Park campus as it is conveniently located close to various higher education institutions and public transport routes. The vaccination site will also be accessible to SABC staff, service providers, and the public.
The GCEO of the SABC, Mr. Madoda Mxakwe, commented that “this is an important partnership for the SABC as we believe we have a collective responsibility and duty to fight COVID-19. We have committed our resources and facilities to provide better access to vaccination to all South Africans. As part of our commitment to fulfilling our mandate, it is our plan that through this partnership, this service will be extended to other SABC provincial offices”.
All members of the public who wish to be vaccinated can access the site from 06h00 – 16h00 on Thursday 26 August 2021 and 08h00 – 16h00 on Friday and Saturday, 27 -28 August 2021.
The SABC remains committed to partnering with various stakeholders in ensuring the wellbeing of South African citizens.
Issued By:                           Group Communications
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