Cape Town - City of Cape Town officials are in the process of issuing kits for people to start rebuilding their homes after this past week's fire in the informal settlement of Silver Town in Khayelitsha, the city said on Sunday.
"Following the devastating fire that occurred in the informal settlement of Silver Town, Khayelitsha, and after an extensive assessment was undertaken, the city's disaster risk management centre can now confirm that 342 structures had been destroyed, displacing 1355 people," the city said in a statement.
"City services are still on [the] scene and the informal settlements department is busy issuing kits for people to start rebuilding their homes," it said.
The South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) had been, and would continue providing humanitarian relief. Donations had been pouring into the Khayelitsha fire station from concerned citizens. The city thanked everyone for their willingness to help.
The Gift of the Givers teams were also in Khayelitsha, arranging meals for the victims of the blaze.