The aftermath of the looting which took place at Boxer supermarket. Picture: Itumeleng English/African News Agency (ANA)
The aftermath of the looting which took place at Boxer supermarket. Picture: Itumeleng English/African News Agency (ANA)

Cape Town Cares: City unites to provide food, medicines and other essentials to KZN following unrest

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jul 22, 2021

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On the 9th of July 2021, socio-political unrest ignited a wave of looting and destruction in KwaZulu-Natal.

More than 45,000 businesses have been forced to close and damage to stock and infrastructure amounts to billions.

The unrest may have calmed down but the humanitarian need is ongoing. Hunger is a very real concern in certain areas.

The need for reputable organisations funneling donations into the hands of those truly in need is absolute.

When Cape Town experienced its water crisis, the rest of our beautiful nation rallied and sent trucks full of water. Now it’s our turn to give back!

A team of volunteers in Cape Town and surrounds have partnered with acclaimed NPO Khulisa Streetscapes and Rotary International with the support of City of Cape Town (initiated by councillor Brandon Golding), aligning with SA Harvest to get emergency provisions of food, medicines and other essential items on the road to KZN.

We are accepting donations of essential items at 11 drop off points (and growing!) throughout Cape Town and surrounds. These will be transported and distributed by volunteers in KZN in conjunction with local community forums. We appeal to both business and public to assist, no donation is too big or small.

This initiative also includes supporting the distribution of food and essential items in conjunction with The Cape Animal Welfare Forum (CAWF) to animal shelters in KZN who too have been affected by the unrest.

Monetary donations can be made to:

Account Name: Khulisa Social Solutions Inc

Registration Number: 1998/001994/08

Account Number: 370670124

Account type: Business Current Account

Branch Name: Hyde Park

Branch code: 006605

Swift address: SBZAZAJJ

Reference: CT CARES

Immediate donation needs are currently:

Boxes for packaging goods

Self Raising Flour

Yeast

Salt

Sugar

Baking Powder

Maize /Oats

Rice / Pasta

Dry Beans

Protein substitutes (halaal, vegan and vegetarian options included) Long-life milk

Milk powder/ Cremora

Peanut butter / Jam

Cooking Oil

Tea / Coffee

Tinned vegetables / Tinned tomatoes

Packets of soup

Baby nappies / Baby formula / Adult nappies

Sanitary pads

Toilet paper

Tooth paste

Soap

Paracetamol

Cape Town primary venues accepting donations:

• Gardens Rugby Club, Montreal Avenue, Oranjezicht • London Bales, 23 Milner Street, Paarden Island • Sitting Pretty Clothing Store, Gardens Centre

Contact information:

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @cpt_cares

Facebook: CapeTownCares

Twitter: @CPT_Cares

Further Donation Locations:

• Clay Café in the city, 199 Bree Street

• Ground Art Caffe, 160 Strand Street

• Kiddylicious, 27 Newington Street, Parow North • 62 Old Kendal Road, Constantia

• 8 Argyle Road, Rondebosch

• 23 General PJ Liebenberg Crescent, Welgelegen • Sunbird Close, Blouberg Rise

• 31 Burgee Bend, Marina Da Gama, Muizenberg

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