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Parts of Johannesburg, Erkuhuleni and Tshwane are still reeling after flash floods hit the cities on Wednesday afternoon.


Torrential rains have caused havoc since Wednesday afternoon in and around Johannesburg with cars submerged on several city roads and highways‚ prompting widespread traffic gridlock.

South Africans across the country have been shocked by images of cars, houses and small businesses wrecked by the rushing water.

Through online volunteering platform, individuals who would like to assist families effected can find and contact community-based organisations in the areas concerned.

Johannesburg-based The Epic Foundation and Manger Care Centre have already come forward to offer their facilities for the collection and distribution of goods.

“It is at times like these that South Africans can really come together, make connections and contribute in a multitude of small, but impactful, ways to easing the tragedies faced by fellow citizens,” says the CEO of the platform, Andy Hadfield.

Actions you can take:

  • Start your own drive with co-workers, family and friends
  • Find a cause in Johannesburg, Erkuhuleni or Tshwane involved in community development
  • Make an offer of goods or skills to organisations in the affected areas
  • Similarly, non-profit organisations that are organising drives and collections are encouraged to use the site to post requests.

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Sources: ForGood

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