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Following one of the worst floods in South Africa’s history, this past Monday, 11th April 22’ in KwaZulu Natal, over 443 residents have sadly lost their lives, 63 people are still missing and 13 000 properties and infrastructures have been irreparably damaged.

Generously South Africans have been answering the call and stepping in to help the KZN residents rebuild their lives and prepare for the cold to come.

In these trying times, every helping hand can make a difference!


Donate to a charity or cause in need

If you are looking for a specific organisation to support, here are a few that will be supporting people and animals that have been affected by these devastating times. 

Gift of the Givers

In response to the devastating impact caused by the heavy rain, non-profit organisation, the Gift of the Givers Foundation has stepped in to assist with hot meals, blankets, bottled water, warm clothes, sanitary pads and diapers for those in low lying areas who have lost their material possessions.

Since the launch of the campaign over R140 000 has been raised.

Make a donation to the Gift of the Givers, here. 

By donating to this campaign, all donors qualify for a Section 18A tax certificate issued by the Gift of The Givers.

Penny Appeal South Africa

With flooding affecting much of the Durban area, hundreds have been displaced and require immediate aid. The Penny Appeal South Africa is currently on the ground assessing the needs and providing food aid, clothing, and blankets. Their Help for R100 project asks for a minimum donation of R100 to assist with their relief efforts. 

Since the launch of the campaign over R19 000 has been raised.

If you too would like to lend your hand, you can support their BackaBuddy campaign, here.


Organisations where you can donate in-kind

Here are some locations where you can donate food, warm clothes and blankets, and other necessities in your province.  


  • #ImStaying

Those in Johannesburg can drop off non-perishable goods, sanitary care items and pet food at the following:

158 Rose Avenue, Ext 3, Lenasia.

Contact: 0112116002 Ask for Yaseen Hoosen

AA Wholesalers

27 Bluegum Street, Anchorville, Lenasia.

Contact: 0118571235 Ask for Ahmed Amod.


Heuwelsig Estate, Centurion

0715425484 Ask for Shameem Baksh.

  • Midway Mews Shopping Centre Cnr 7th &, Harry Galaun Dr, Midrand, 0001

Cell: 011 234 2195

If you’d prefer to volunteer in these areas to fetch the items from you, call Namritha Sivsanker from the organisation on 079 387 1716.

  • United Way South Africa

Johannesburg: 251 Rifle Range Rd, Haddon, Johannesburg, 2190

For more information, you can contact United Way South Africa at 011 806 5337/5890 | Cell: +27 76 393 7989. Email: [email protected]



  • The Rising Sun

13/15 Peak Street, Croftdene, Chatsworth.

Contact Shireen Govender on 031 459 8300 or Raj Maharaj 071 613 7485

  • South African Evangelistic Mission

12 Bedale Road, Malvern

Contact: 084 415 8781

  • Al Ansaar Foundation

207 West Road, Overport, Durban

0312081601 Ask for Swaleha Shaik.

  • SA Harvest

Kings Park Rugby Stadium, Main Gate. 

Jacko Jackson Dr, Stamford Hill. Ask for Lindsay Hopkins.

  • South African Evangelistic Mission

12 Bedale Road, Malvern

Ask for Raj 084 415 8781

  • Phoenix FM 105.4

Raza Oriental Plaza, 56 Pandora Street 

Ask for Bash Hoosein 067 382 2623.

  • Hope SA 

Roti & Chai

Shop 5 Florida Exchange, 223 Florida Rd, Windermere, Durban, 4001

061 959 6975

  • United Way South Africa

Durban: Nelson Mandela Youth Centre, 14 Joyhurst St, Westcliff, Chatsworth, 4092

For more information, you can contact United Way South Africa at 011 806 5337/5890 | Cell: +27 76 393 7989. Email: [email protected]

  • Robin Hood Foundation:

Six drop-off sites in Durban:

    • CGA Agencies, 235 Underwood Road, Pinetown, 031 708 1018, 8am-4pm
    • Broadway Pharmacy, 5 Swapo Road, Durban North, 031 563 8216, 8am-7pm
    • Wool ’n Weave, Lilies Quarter, Old Main Road, Hillcrest, 031 765 2770, 9am-4pm
    • Dormehl Phalane Real Estate, Gillitts Centre, Clifton Road, 082 726 1956, 8.30am-4.30pm
    • Washwell Granada Laundry, 16 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga, 083 299 4008, 7.30am-4.30pm


  • Gift of the Givers

66 Shortts Retreat Road in Pietermaritzburg


Cape Town

  • Roeland Street fire station

Cnr Roeland and Brandweer Street

021 465 1033

  • Lakeside fire station

Main Service Rd, Lakeside, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Strand fire station

21 853 82985 Athlone Str Strand, Western Cape

  • Goodwood Fire Station:

Physical Address: Corner Hugo Street and Frans Conradie Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Phone: +27 (0)21 590 1722

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