Take a look at how the rest of South Africa can help the people of KwaZulu-Natal. Image via Facebook: Pete Kent

KZN Floods: How you can help those affected by the disaster [photos]

Organisations are assisting those affected by the KwaZulu-Natal floods with clothes, blankets and more. Here’s how you can make a difference.


Take a look at how the rest of South Africa can help the people of KwaZulu-Natal. Image via Facebook: Pete Kent

Thousands of people in KwaZulu-Natal have been severely affected by the heavy floods in the province and more than 40 people have died. On Sunday 10 April, the South African Weather Service issued an “orange level eight warning” alerting locals that there will be heavy rain on Monday 11 April and Tuesday 12 April. The weather is showing no signs of slowing down and the people of KwaZulu-Natal need a helping hand.

Here’s how the rest of Mzansi can assist. 

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Gift of the Givers has been assessing areas in the South Coast, North Coast, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and other parts of KwaZulu-Natal to assist families around the province in any way possible. 

You can make a cash donation to the Gift of the Givers to support their disaster response interventions here, using the reference “KZN Floods”. 


CityHope Disaster Relief is a non-profit organisation that delivers disaster relief aid to communities that have been affected across the country. 

CityHope hopes to raise R2 million to help support 2 000 families in KwaZulu-Natal with blankets, mattresses, food and hygiene parcels. 

“We invite you to join the CityHope Disaster Relief as we rally support for our fellow citizens in their desperate time of need,” writes the organisation on Facebook.

You can donate to their fundraising efforts here, using the reference “KZNFloods”. 


The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Springfield, Phoenix and Sunningdale are all closed due to the floods. According to a Facebook post, the animals from the Springfield SPCA were moved from flooded kennels to dry kennels by emergency staff at 02:00 on Tuesday 12 April. The SPCA is urging the public to donate dry blankets and pet food. 

Cash donations can be made here 

Donations can also be dropped off at 2 Willowfield Crescent, Springfield Park, or at 127 Edgely Road, Parkhill. 

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The I’m Staying Facebook group with more than one million members is collecting warm clothing, food, blankets and mattresses for those affected by the floods. There are drop-off points in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal for the items. 

Find out more information here