Khayelitsha fire: How you can help the victims

2018-10-23 09:05
Residents of Khayelitsha sift through the remains of their belongings after a blaze destroyed thousands of people's homes.

Residents of Khayelitsha sift through the remains of their belongings after a blaze destroyed thousands of people's homes. (Photo: Supplied)

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More than 1300 people were left destitute this weekend after a blaze destroyed their homes in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

News24 is partnering with disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, which has prepared a R2m aid package for residents who have been left with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Readers who want to donate towards the effort can drop off donations at News24's offices at 40 Heerengracht in Cape Town and 69 Kingsway Avenue in Auckland Park, Johannesburg between 09:00 and 16:00 from Tuesday to Thursday.

The following items are needed:

Bottled water, blankets, new clothing, school uniforms, stationery packs, mattresses, towels, hygiene packs, food parcels, plastic utensils and building material. (No second-hand items, please.)

Cash donations can be made to: 

Gift of the Givers 
Standard Bank 
Account Number: 052137228 
Branch Code: 057525
Ref: Khayelitsha 

Deposit slips can be sent to for acknowledgment. Please also email Gift of the Givers for a Section 18A tax deductible certificate. 

Help us help our fellow countrymen and women in need!

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