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Tutum Protect and Ububele Medical enter into a Partnership to Supply the South African Market


Tutum Protect Ltd has entered into a partnership with Ububele Medical (Pty) Ltd to distribute medical products, PPE, and screening equipment to the South African market.

Tutum Protect is delighted to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Ububele Medical, based in Johannesburg, to distribute Tutum Protect’s products throughout South Africa.

Through the new partnership, Tutum Protect is very excited to be able to offer its products and services in response to the South African market needs and equally so – government tender requirements.

This is an exciting step in Tutum Protect’s mission to support the health system in the African continent with timely deliveries of much needed medical equipment and supplies.

Alex Caramella, Tutum Protect’s Managing Director said: “We are very excited about our new partnership with Ububele Medical. This is a key event in Tutum Protect’s development and we are delighted to be able share this new development with Ububele. With our closely shared values we believe this to be a long lasting relationship”.

On the partnership with Tutum Protect, Lauretta Samuels, Ububele Medical’s Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted that we have been selected by Tutum Protect to be their preferred partner on this exciting journey. We believe our high ethical standards, understanding of the local market and our philosophy as an organisation to embrace Ubuntu, will stand this partnership in good stead.”

About Ububele Medical

Ububele Medical (Pty) Ltd is an independent distributor of medical products in Southern Africa. Trading since 2015, Ububele Medical is classified as a QSE (Qualifying Small Enterprise) under the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice and is therefore awarded a Level 1 status

Ububele Medical provides an array of medical products to private hospitals, government, independent medical practices and to other distributors and wholesalers. True to our name, “Ububele”, which means compassion in Xhosa, our mission is to make a difference in the South African medical industry through providing high-quality medical products, and by building and maintaining valued relationships based on mutual respectintegrity, and professionalism, with both our customers and partners.

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About Tutum Protect

Tutum Protect is born with the sole purpose of trying to create certainty and stability in fragmented and disrupted supply and distribution chains. Our mission is to help the African private and public health sectors better access the global supply of Personal Protection Equipment and Medical Equipment.

Through access to established producers all over the world, from 3M in the US, to rigorously tested Asian and European manufacturers, Tutum Protect can bring the certainty and safety of timely deliveries.

We practice a high degree of transparency over the pricing of the products we source and are quick to react to challenges which may arise over their supply.

Our promise is to act with integrity and in South Africa we are committed to donating 10% of our annual income to The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

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