Risk body responds with action to aid those most affected by social unrest and rioting

20 July 2021 Institute Of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA)

It has been an indescribably difficult week for our nation and in particular, the KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng regions as social unrest, riots and looting have caused devastation in our communities. The effects are far-reaching and it will take time to re-build as we begin to pick up the pieces.

IRMSA CEO Pat Semenya says, as an organisation we realise that what is most needed right now is action. IRMSA quickly put together a risk response strategy to support individuals in the KwaZulu Natal region who have been the most deeply affected and is once again supporting FoodForward SA with a commitment to providing approximately 14 000 meals through food hampers to individuals in the communities that are affected.

FoodForward SA redistributes edible donated food products and operates as part of the international Global Foodbank Network (GFN). The organisation has an established national distribution footprint enabled by its verified beneficiary network of over 670 charities and over 255 000 people across the country.

IRMSA has made an appeal to members to join this initiative by making a donation to FoodForward SA. This is an opportunity for professionals and leaders to personally play a significant role in managing the risk of food scarcity brought on by social unrest, damage to property and the consequent job losses which will have an impact not only on all organisations but on every single household and citizen in South Africa.

Notes Semenya, IRMSA continues to play a leading role in South Africa and we feel that in the current landscape this initiative is a step towards making a difference.

Donations can be made directly to FoodForward SA by visiting their website: or click here to donate.

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