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Dis-Chem, Mango lend a hand to Operation Hydrate

As the country battles the worst drought in over two decades, various corporates are coming to the party to help purchase and distribute much needed water to various communities across the country.

702's John Robbie on Monday spoke to the Dis-Chem Foundation's founder, Lynette Saltzman, and Mango's communication manager, Hein Kaiser, about the joint initiative with Bene Water to donate water to drought-stricken communities.

Listen to the conversation below:

The situation at the moment has become extremely dire... with people not having water to drink besides for anything else. We felt that this is something the Dis-Chem Foundation needs to be involved in.

Lynette Saltzman, Dis-Chem Foundation

We have teamed up with, besides Mango, Bene Water... We are going to be donating proper spring mineral water to people who have been unfortunately hit by this drought.

Lynette Saltzman, Founder of Dis-Chem Foundation

I've been all around the country in the last couple of days... The conditions are really dire, John, and it breaks your heart to see these things... The job isn't done and it's not just a one-week or two-week process; it's ongoing.

Hein Kaiser, Communication Manager for Mango'

Watch Operation Hydrate in action below:


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