Speedy Car Sales establishes mass vaccination site

An open hand from well-known businessman and owner of Speedy Car Sales in Klerksdorp, Farouk Dangor, will go a far way in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in North West province and even the broader region.

Farouk Vax3

“We were approached by the health authorities in the province who want to set up a mass vaccination site. We immediately jumped at the opportunity to get involved in this important effort as we all have to help to get this pandemic under control,” Farouk tells Dealerfloor.

Farouk says Speedy is providing the infrastructure that includes tables, chairs, computers, power-outlets and electricity, Wi-Fi, secure parking and security with an estimated value so far of around R500 000.

Up to 2 000 vaccinations a day will be conducted at this site set up by Speed Car Sales in Klerksdorp.

“We also provided the premises for the site in the Jade Square Building on the corner of Margeretha Prinsloo and OR Tambo roads in the centre of Klerksdorp. The atrium in the centre of the building is ideal for the purpose of mass vaccinations and lends itself to accommodate up to 2 000 vaccinations a day. The health authorities will provide the vaccines and the medical and admin staff for the site,” Farouk says.

The vaccination will kick off today (Thursday, 5 August) and will initially run for three months. He says the idea is to set it up long enough for everyone to get their two jabs at this site, but only time will tell so it could stay operational for longer.

The Jade Square Building in Klerksdorp also boasts enough safe parking and security.

“We have to tackle this pandemic head-on to keep our people, our city and our country healthy so that the economy can recover and life can be normalised. I firmly believe, and it is a part of my religion, that if you do something, you must do it with a good heart and God will know,” Farouk concluded.

More Dealer News stories

Top award for a flagship MINI retailer

Top award for a flagship MINI retailer

The only stand-alone MINI dealership in South Africa once again showed why it is considered the jewel in the MINI crown by winning the Retailer of the Year award at the recently held BMW Group awards ceremony.

  • 1 July 2022
Dream come true for #AbsaWinAChery winner

Dream come true for #AbsaWinAChery winner

It was all smiles and happiness when the winner of #AbsaWinAChery took delivery of her brand new Tiggo 4 Pro Urban she won in the competition driven by Absa.

  • 1 July 2022