In light of the recent events in South Africa, Rebuild SA is calling all South Africans to come together and help those who have been affected by the looting and property destruction in Kwa Zulu-Natal and Gauteng. The Facebook group was started on Tuesday as members of the national army, police, security companies and civilians try and restore law and order in the two provinces.
By Tuesday evening, The group had around 2,000 members.Hundreds have been arrested and government and the business sector were still counting the losses, which was likely to run into billions. “I’m in Pietermaritzburg I would love to assist with cleaning up our town and surrounding shops in Pietermaritzburg town,” posted Mzo Sosiba in Rebuild SA. “Hi, I’m based in Germiston. Lucky enough to have a full-time job. Would love to donate towards cleaning funds or any financial needs. If there is a donation option, please let me know,” offered Carla Verster.
Others have come forward with offers for donations for those who may be in need of essentials as shops remained closed until further notice.Others were forming WhatsApp groups to better organise themselves in their immediate surroundings. This includes Carla Verster who wrote the following: “Hi, I’m based in Germiston. Lucky enough to have a full-time job. Would love to donate towards cleaning funds or any financial needs. If there is a donation option, please let me know”.
Meanwhile, in other parts of the country, many communities who had witnessed the deep impact that the looting and property destruction had on the local economies and livelihoods in other areas, have resolved to form street committees to stand against any potential threats.The Facebook group has two forms which can be filled in electronically.
Affected business form: https://bit.ly/3AZNTK7
Volunteer form: https://bit.ly/3kfqm1E