As part of Rössing Uranium's continued efforts in supporting government’s efforts in fighting the Covid-19
pandemic, the mine donated medical supplies to health care facilities in the Erongo region, valued at
over N$ 1 million.
Rössing recognises the weight carried by the majority of health care facilities and the increasing Covid-19
cases and deaths which has affected the entire nation and therefore responded positively to the call from
Government for the private sector to step in and contribute towards alleviating the mounting pressure
experienced by the medical fraternity.
The donation was handed over on 22 July 2021 by the Governor of Erongo Region, Neville Andre Itope
to the various beneficiaries, which include the Swakopmund State Hospital, Arandis Clinic, Swakopmund
MediClinic, Omaruru State Hospital, Tamariskia Clinic, Mondesa Clinic and Pathcare – Swakopmund.
Rössing Uranium’s managing director Johan Coetzee said “Rössing Uranium strongly believe that to
defeat this pandemic, we must coordinate, work together and do everything that we can to mitigate and
reduce the transmission of Covid-19. While these are uncharted waters for everyone, we fully understand
the tremendous pressure government is under and therefore I am pleased that our company could assist.
As a business, our first and most important value is to put safety first. We value the health and safety of
our employees and we are equally committed to delivering support to the communities in which we
operate throughout this difficult period.” In times like these, when the focus is on saving lives, we would
like to shine the light on the selfless dedication and commitment demonstrated by employees in the
health fraternity. Our frontline workers; we thank you for your courage and sacrifice. Your selfless
commitment to serving Namibian lives deserves our deepest gratitude and admiration.”
The donation was made as per the health care facility’s needs.
Swakopmund State Hospital:
- 5x Portable suction machines
- 40x Linen fitted sheets, pillow covers, duvet covers
- 5x Stretcher trollies
- 4x Wheelchairs
- 4x Cell phones with annual airtime -for contact tracing and follow-ups
- 10x Protective chemical overalls
- 10x Wall-mounted sanitiser dispensers with 5x refillable sanitiser (25 litres)
- 50x Plastic chairs
- 10 x Blood Pressure meters
- 150x Wellness spa treatment vouchers for nursing staff and doctors
- 4x Electrical hospital beds
- 2x Blood Pressure machines
- 2X Saturation probes -pulse oximeter
- 100x N95 masks
- 50x Full isolation gowns
- 15x Wellness spa treatment vouchers for nursing staff
MediClinic – Swakopmund
- 5x Electrical hospital beds
- 15x Small portable oxygen cylinders
- 150x Wellness spa treatment vouchers for your nursing staff
- 150x Theatre caps for your nursing staff
Omaruru State Hospital
10 oxygen cylinders inclusive of the full medical kit containing 3.1 ltr/150bar (465Itrs), regulators, masks and bags.
Wellness Spa treatment vouchers to Tamariskia Clinic, Mondesa Clinic and Pathcare – Swakopmund nursing staff were also handed over.
Last year, Rössing Uranium donated an Oxygen plant to the Walvis Bay State Hospital, valued at N$ 3.8 million.
We hope this donation will go a long way in making a difference, it’s only by working together that we can fight this pandemic.
Rössing Uranium Limited
Manager: Corporate Communication
Rössing Uranium Limited, 28 Hidipo Hamutenya Avenue, Private Bag 5005, Swakopmund
T : +264 (0)64 520 2288 M : +264 (0)81 639 2950
|From left: Rössing Uranium General Manager: Organisational Services Liezl Davies; Rössing Uranium Managing Director Johan Coetzee; Governor of Erongo Region Neville Andre Itope; Swakopmund mayor, Her Worship Louisa Kativa; Swakopmund state hospital senior medical officer, Dr Marita Mouton, Swakopmund state hospital nurse manager Sr Prodensia Simon and Rössing Uranium Manager for Health, Safety, Environment and Protection Services Jacklyn Mwenze, pictured during the official handover of medical equipment to health care institutions in Erongo region.