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Curro Krugersdorp assists healthcare sector with 3D-printed medical shields during COVID-19
12 May 2020

Johannesburg, 30 April 2020: Curro Krugersdorp, a school in the Curro Holdings group, has stepped up in the fight against COVID-19 in South Africa by offering the services of their two 3D printers and school staff. The printers have aided in the printing of protective face shields, which have recently been donated to Helen Joseph hospital and Panorama Retirement Village for medical workers currently fighting against the virus. The school gives special thanks to Ms Magdelene de Kock, Computer Applications Technology teacher at Curro Krugersdorp for all her time and effort with this initiative.

Curro, South Africa’s largest JSE-listed independent education provider, follows a 21st Century education approach, resulting in many schools within the group having 3D printers on site. These printers have been utilised to print the head band and shield components for the shields.

In order to mobilise the 3D printers during the national lockdown, Curro had to apply to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) for an essential services permit. “Each individual who has gone on site to the school has had to carry this document and the relevant permits indicating that we are assisting with a specific service,” says Annemarie Lombard, Executive Head at Curro Krugersdorp.

 

“While the country is in lockdown, we feel grateful that we’re able to help in this manner and will continue do to what is necessary to assist in fighting this pandemic,” Lombard concludes.

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