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CEMAIR UPDATE                                                                                                           Rare Earth supplied storage for the   Support also came from Kimberley
                                                                                                                                 supplies to be housed in Plett, as well   where Jahn Hohne, upon hearing of the   14 June 2017
                                                                                                                                 as contributing their own donations to   disaster and the aid that was required,
                                                                                                                                 the aid relief effort. The list goes on.  mobilised his pilots and jet, flying in   Dear Mr. van der Molen,

                                                                                                                                                                   what they could to the region.These
         Corporate Social Responsibility                                                                                         All these donations came from     are just a few examples of many that   On behalf of the Ratepayers
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Association, and in fact the whole
                                                                                                                                                                   we could point out to highlight the
                                                                                                                                 Johannesburg, Cape Town and Margate
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Plett community, I would like to thank
                                                                                                                                 and CemAir was very happy to play its
                                                                                                                                                                   unlimited kindness of strangers and
         CEMAIR AND THE FIRE RELIEF                                                                                              part in getting it all to Plettenberg Bay.   friends, who have given a new energy   you and your whole team for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        invaluable assistance you gave in the
                                                                                                                                 Flight after CemAir flight was loaded
                                                                                                                                                                   and meaning to the words ‘community
                                                                                                                                                                                                        recent fire disaster. We are aware of
                                                                                                                                                                   spirit’, and CemAir is very proud to be a
                                                                                                                                 with goods which were then deployed
                                                                                                                                 from Plett Airport to the medical and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        you flew in and how readily you gave
                                                                                                                                 fire professionals and volunteers   part of that.                      the large amount of relief supplies
                                                                                                                                 working on the ground.                                                 assistance where needed - even down
         The fire that wreaked havoc in Knysna,   said Nicolene Myburgh, Head of   Invuyani Safety, who donated 102                                                                                     to you manning your fire tender when
         Plett and other towns along the Garden   Schedule Services for CemAir. “Almost   pairs of firefighter gloves that were                                                                         it was needed in Kranshoek!
         Route in the first few weeks of June   immediately we were inundated with   needed for the scores of local men and
         was an unimaginable disaster. The   supplies. To give you an idea of the   women who volunteered and worked                                                                                    Thank you too for arranging for
         experts are estimating that the eventual   size of the response, we flew in over 50   tirelessly on the front line, ensuring                                                                   the donations of medical supplies,
         financial toll of the catastrophe will   tonnes of donated goods."    flare ups were defused swiftly; over                CEMAIR NEWS                                                          including oxygen bottles and
         exceed R4bn, but that figure doesn’t                                  100 fire safety suits, 16 Fire Survive Kit                                                                               protective gear.
         represent the priceless loss of life,   Included in the supplies that were   Bags and many pairs of gloves were           KATLEGO FLIES UPFRONT
         homes, and livelihoods that so many   donated was urgent medical      donated by Charnaud, the leading                                                                                         In addition your fund raising
         have suffered. No figure could.    equipment, firefighting protective   global suppliers of fire safety protective                                                                             organisation even in Johannesburg is
                                            clothing and even food for animals and   clothing. Charnaud Fire Expert, Denzil                                                                             acknowledged and appreciated.
         During the fires and in the immediate   residents who were affected by the   Norkie, was flown in from Cape Town
         aftermath the generosity of the human   fires.                        by CemAir to do a safety presentation                                                                                    Your scheduled operation has been
         spirit right across South Africa shone                                to key members of the fire support                                                                                       a real boon to Plett since inception,
         through the devastation to offer   “In addition to the public, some of   team; Dischem were able to provide                                                                                    and it is in times like these, when
         equipment, food, clothing, money and   whom organised hugely effective   boxes of medical supplies including                                                                                   the community pulls together, that
         so much more.                      drives to collect relief effort donations,”   mobile oxygen tanks, eye wash, trauma                                                                         the true character of people like
                                            continues Myburgh. “Our CemAir     medical kits, asthma pumps and scores                                                                                    yourselves shines out bright and
         When CemAir sent out a call for    partners were also very generous,   of Vitamin B capsules, amongst other                                                                                    clear.
         assistance via our social media    for instance, Swissport ground staff   necessities; Silverlab, the revolutionary
         platforms the response was incredible.   donated medical supplies and San   liquid silver treatment donated 12 boxes                                                                           We look forward to a long and fruitful
         “We posted on social media that    Lameer sent over bags of dog food.”  of spray liquid, 4 boxes of healing gel                                                                                association with CemAir.
         donations could be dropped at our                                     and 2 boxes of nasal spray; Sasfin went
         hangar at OR Tambo and CemAir      The overwhelming response stretched   ‘Beyond a Bank’ by donating over 30                                                                                   Once again, many thanks,
         would fly the supplies into Plett,”   right across the country including   boxes of clothing, food and supplies;
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Neville Peterson
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chairman
                                                                                                                                   Dear Jenene and Marc,                                                Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers &
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Residents Association
                                                                                                                                   Thank you so much for the great opportunity that you offered my son. You   Email: info@plettratepayers.co.za
                                                                                                                                   have really turned his dream into reality.

                                                                                                                                   I have no more words to express myself and his feeling after the whole
                                                                                                                                   experience of him flying from the cockpit. I am so excited, this is an
                                                                                                                                   experience of a life time.

                                                                                                                                   People are so amazed and keep asking how this happened; my answer to
                                                                                                                                   them is, “When you are a loyal customer to someone, you don’t know what
                                                                                                                                   blessings awaits you”.

                                                                                                                                   Now my family, friends, colleagues and church mates know that there is an
                                                                                                                                   airline that truly cares for its customers and community at large.

                                                                                                                                   Many thanks to Daniel, Theo and the cabin crew members for taking care
                                                                                                                                   of my son, teaching him all the techniques, procedures and all the other
                                                                                                                                   things that he learned in flight. Please let me know as soon as there are
                                                                                                                                   programs that will be in place where he can learn more about aviation. I am
                                                                                                                                   excited about having an ongoing relationship with CemAir.

                                                                                                                                   I will keep on flying CemAir, because it is the best airline ever.

                                                                                                                                   Thank you so much, kind regards,
                                                                                                                                   Neo Mhangwana
            CemAir flew in over 50 tonnes of relief aid to Plett Airport   Jahn Hohne's private jet off-loading medical            Alexander Forbes Retail Holdings (Pty) Ltd
            for distribution to Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.         supplies from Dischem.


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