Women with Drive postponed


Following MasterDrive’s successful implementation of a Transport Month initiative honouring female employees in the industry, plans have been underway to host two events in 2020. The first of these was to be hosted in April, however, the MasterDrive team has decided to postpone the upcoming Women with Drive until it is safe to hold an event of this magnitude.


The Women in Transport event, which has been rebranded as Women with Drive will still take place. The managing director of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, explains: “In light of the statement made last night by President Cyril Ramaphosa, we have decided to defer the upcoming event. President Ramaphosa made several decisive announcements about how South Africa will attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.


“One of these restrictions is to limit the gathering of people, in particular large groups of over 100. As MasterDrive supports the proactive attempt the country is making to prevent COVID-19 from reaching the crisis level that it has in many other countries, we will do what we can to support these attempts.”


MasterDrive believes it is in the best interests of our valued clients and our own employees to be cautious. “We do, however, plan to host the event once it is safe to do so. We also want to encourage people to avoid panic. The restrictions have been in place to address the spread of COVID-19 proactively. The virus reached South Africa much later than other countries which has given us the value of time and hindsight.”


Once there is another announcement about the effectiveness of the measures and the state of the country’s health, MasterDrive will be in touch about the next Women with Drive. Until then, we encourage each person to take the President’s advice and restrictions seriously and all do our best to contain the spread of COVID-19.


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