KZN Unrest Response

July 2021 - October 2021
On the week of 11 July 2021, the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa witnessed the most horrific and terrifying events as local citizens took it upon themselves to cause extreme destruction to property and to empty out thousands of shops, malls and distribution centres by way of looting. This economic disaster resulted in 40,000 businesses and 50,000 informal traders being affected and placed an estimated 150,000 jobs at risk. The effects of the events that took place during this week in July had an estimated impact of R20bn on the South African Economy (Ref: SAPOA).

How we helped

By Wednesday, 14 July, the KZN Response Team – CityHope Disaster Relief, The Domino Foundation, The KZN Christain Council, The South African Red Cross Society & Zoë Life – was mobilised and taking action to rally resources and finance to enable us to support our fellow South Africans during their desperate time of need. Within the first seven days, the team had mobilised R3,5m in cash and over R1m of goods in kind. The KZN Response Team has been encouraged to see that Corporate SA wasted no time in rallying together and sharing their resources to ensure that those in need were assisted as timeously as possible. 

Key financial donors included the Mr Price Foundation, Redefine Properties, Ninety-One Investments, Mia Trading, Electromechanical, The Latter-Day Saints, Shoprite and PSG Wealth.

Key product and service donors included Illovo, Rise Against Hunger, Kimberly-Clark, Shoprite and Heal Our Land.

Key services were provided by City Logistics, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Key Hire and Masslift Africa.

A massive thank you to all who partnered with us in such a significant and meaningful way.
We are so grateful to have impacted the lives of so many through this collaboration. 

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