On 16 July, the Sorbet Group called on all franchise partners and Sorbet ctizens to gather online in a show of solidarity for those salons affected by the looting of malls and shops that followed the protests against the incarceration of former president, Jacob Zuma.
Said Sorbet Group CEO Linda Sinclair: “At Sorbet, we love and care for our country and, in the spirit of Madiba, believe that our strength lies in our ability to come together and build when we face hard times. Our core values are community and looking after our people. So we reach out to our citizens in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng who have been affected by the destruction of the rioting. The Sorbet family is here behind you to help you to recover what you have lost. We are working furiously in the background to support those franchisees and citizens who have been hard hit.”
Sinclair then called for a moment of silence to commemorate those affected.
There were over 166 participants in the online event, which culminated in the singing of the national anthem.
In closing, Sinclair said: “There is always a rainbow at the end of the tunnel and remember that South Africa is a rainbow nation. The Sorbet Group remains incredibly positive about the future – so many women have done so much over the years to build the brand. Let us pull together and stare adversity in the face. We will survive – we have done so before. I ask that you stay connected and that you reach out to each other. We need peace and stability for this beautiful country.”
The Sorbet Group encompasses the Sorbet Salon, Sorbet Drybar, Sorbet NailBar, Sorbet Man and Candi&Co brands.
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