Engen, South Africa’s favourite petrol station*, has stepped up to assist drought-stricken farming communities in Sutherland in the Eastern Cape as well as areas in the Free State that suffered damaging fire outbreaks in October.
As a company that cares, Engen has joined hands with longstanding customer THT, NGOs, AfriForum and NPO Beginet to ensure that farming communities most severely impacted, receive much-needed aid and essentials such as food, toiletries, medication and clothing.
Engen also donated diesel to the value of R20 000 to assist with the transportation of these essentials, which were delivered on 21 November 2020.
Drikus Kotze, Engen General Manager: Commercial, says Engen is proud to play a part in an initiative that helps alleviate the adversity of thousands of farmers and farm workers given the company’s close ties to the agricultural sector.
“Farmers in these areas are set to receive some relief aimed at ensuring that farms in the areas can remain in production,” comments Kotze.
“As the leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector we have witnessed first-hand the impact that the fires and the ongoing drought have had on our farmers, farm workers and farming communities which is why we have partnered with THT to assist the sector,” adds Kotze.
Engen supplies a range of high-performance fuels and lubricants to farmers specifically suited to harsh African conditions. These products have been tested and endorsed by most manufactures of modern agricultural equipment operating in the region.
With more than a century of experience lubricating and protecting agricultural equipment in this severe operating environment, Engen’s hard-working products have been developed to provide the best protection for farming equipment in order to increase productivity and reduce costs.
* As voted for 10 consecutive years (2011-2020) in the Sunday Times Top Brands survey. Engen has also been voted the “Coolest” petrol station for 11 consecutive years (2010-2020) in the Sunday Times Generation Next Brand survey.