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The Chinese Association of Gauteng collaborated with a few organisations to raise R100,000 for the Nelson Mandela Foundation to aid the KZN flood relief.


KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (12 May 2022) – As Durban starts to recover from the severe flooding that took place in late April, aid continues to come in to help people recover and rebuild. The Nelson Mandela Foundation was the recent recipient of a generous donation to use in support of flood victims.

The Chinese Association of Gauteng (TCA) saw it befitting to extend a helping hand to the victims of the KZN floods that happened in April. TCA is an association that prides itself in lending a helping hand when needed to fellow countrymen.

The widespread floods in KZN caused extensive damage to essential infrastructures such as schools and homes, claiming the lives of over 400 people and leaving more than 40 000 people homeless. The cost of damage in the province is estimated to be around R1 billion, with the government declaring the province as a disaster zone.

“The South African Chinese community has a responsibility to always extended a helping hand to fellow countrymen” says Maureen Lok Fat, Vice-Chair of TCA.

The Chinese Association of Gauteng (TCA), along with the SA Shunde Friendship Association and the Hong Kong Macau Association, have donated a sum of R100 000 to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to assist with aid in the KZN region. During the cheque handover Mr Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, also shared with the TCA some of the other resources that are needed to aid KZN in its time of need.

The South African Chinese community contribute to the diversity and growth of this country, and they too are proud to call South Africa their home; for some, this country has been home for over four generations. This is why TCA is so passionate about helping KZN recover from the recent disaster.

“Every South African citizen is born with the responsibility to continue building on Nelson Mandela’s legacy, of unity, peace and equality and with this donation we are living up to our responsibility as the Chinese community and we hope to be of example to our fellow South African citizens” says Mr King Pon who is the Chairman of the South African Shunde Friendship Association.

TCA partnered with Nelson Mandela Foundation in 2021 during the July riots to help assist with food shortages in the province of KZN and now with the recent floods are proof of a long and mutually beneficial relationship between the TCA and NMF.

“The floods in KZN should not just be identified as a disaster, but as a call for unity in our country and the partnership with TCA is proof of what can be done when we come together” concludes Mr Sello Hatang CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Sources: TCA – Supplied
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