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How to help South Africa

With everything going on right now

Here is how you can help 

We are raising funds for Hope SA who will be sending food supplies to KZN from Cape town and Johannesburg via charted aircraft, and via road as soon as its safer.

People are in dire need of basic supplies, shelter and assistance:

Free therapy sources

  • Life line: 0861 322 322
    • LifeLine was established in 1970. This was out of a need for community members to have access to a 24-hour telephonic service that can assist them to address the psychological and social stresses and trauma that they are struggling to deal with.
    • For example; family problems, trauma, depression, loneliness,  pregnancy, HIV infection/affection, bereavement, sexual and gender violence, substance abuse, or any other situation where a person is struggling to cope with life, in general.
  • The South African Depression And Anxiety Group: 011 234 4837
    • Mental illness, and the stigma surrounding it, is a critical issue in South Africa. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is at the forefront of patient advocacy, education and destigmatisation of mental illness in the country. Its expertise lies in assisting patients and callers throughout South Africa with mental health queries.
    • SADAG is a Non-Profit Organisation, a Registered Section 21 Company, with an 18a tax exemption. It has on its board a powerful team of Patients, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and General Practitioners. SADAG was established twenty years ago to serve as a support network for the thousands of South Africans who live with mental health problems. Currently, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people will, or do, suffer from a mental illness. SADAG manages a 16-line counselling-and-referral call centre, and is the voice of patient advocacy, working in urban, peri-urban, and the most rural communities across South Africa.
  • Suicide Crisis Lifeline: 0800567567
    • We’re a friend who’s available to listen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We counsel on the phone or face to face, and we don’t charge a cent. 
  • Trauma Helpline: 0800205026
  • Police: 10111
  • Fire Brigade: 998/999
  • NetCare 911: 082 911
  • ER24: 084 124
  • Crime Stop: 08600 10 111

Easy Bread Recipe

The OMG Kitchen

500g flour
4 tsp baking powder
3 tsp sugar
310ml water/ milk with 30g melted butter or oil

1. Heat the oven to 210°C regular – NO fan 
2. Mix the dry ingredients. Stir in the milk water with a fork until dough is formed
3. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead briefly until the dough has a uniform consistency.
4. Shape the dough into a round disc, about about 3 cm thick. Score the top deeply with an X. Brush top with a little melted butter if you have.
5. Place onto lined baking tray and bake for about 35 minutes until pale brown.

Need a nappy alternative?

Use an old T-shirt and a snappy or something to keep the nappy closed.

Need a baby formula alternative

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[FOR ALL THE MAMMAS WHO ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS BABY FORMULA]

If you have DRIED SKIM MILK POWDER
80g dried skim milk powder 
50g sugar
60g vegetable oil
Water to the 1350ml mark.

If you have DRIED WHOLE MILK POWDER
110g dried whole milk
50g sugar
30g oil
Water to the 1350ml mark

If you have FRESH MILK or FULL CREAM LONG LIFE MILK
880ml milk
75g sugar
20g oil
Water to the 1350ml mark

Mix oil well so that it does not separate out. Oil is a vital source of energy; if oil floats to the top of the mixture, there is a risk that some children will get too much and others too little. If possible, use an electric blender to thoroughly mix the oil. Otherwise, use a strong rotary whisk or balloon whisk. Use a long whisk so that your hands do not dip into the formula while whisking!

If using an electric blender: 
1. Put about 200 ml of the boiled, cooled water into the blender. (If you will use liquid milk instead of milk powder, omit this step.) 
2. Add the required amounts of milk or milk powder, sugar and oil
3. Add boiled cooled water to the 1350ml mark and then blend at high speed.

If using a hand whisk: 
1. Mix the required amounts of milk powder and sugar in a 1-litre measuring jug; then add the oil and stir well to make a paste. (If you use liquid milk, mix the sugar and oil, and then add the milk.) 
2. Slowly add boiled, cooled water up to 1350 ml, stirring all the time.* 
3. Whisk vigorously. 

You can keep this in the fridge for up to 24hours and just decant as needed. 

This recipe can be used to feed your babies until you are able to aquire more formula. PLEASE NOTE IT IS A SHORT TERM SOLUTION AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR MORE THAN A COUPLE DAYS AS IT WILL NOT MEET MICRONUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS. If needed it can replace all standard infant formulas. If your child is on a specialised infant formula then DM me! 

If you have a multivitamin/mineral supplement at home then add that into the mix! The original recipe contains a complete micronutrient component!

How to tell your kids what is happening

Here is a video by Dr Jenny Rose on how to tackle this.

KZN: Find medicine

Umhlanga Medisport Pharmacy 031 561 1227/8

Find food & supplies

  • Meals in a Box – deliver food to all shutdown provinces, families in distress can contact them via WhatsApp on 0820891089 or [email protected] 
  • Use the Olio App to list items/clothing/food that you can give away for free or use it to find stuff you are in need of
  • Totem Teepee helping SME’s employees to remain connected by getting donations for them for data/airtime as well as electricity – submit your details via their stories or DMs
  • ​The Business Relief Fund by Future Females
    • The purpose of this fund is to support entrepreneurs and business owners across South Africa who have been impacted by the riots and looting, to get back on their feet. We will be collecting donations and issuing R2,000 grants to eligible South African business owners. Donate or apply here

KZN:

  • Buy Formula Milk & Nappies (Durban): The Nappy Shop 060 442 2786

Rebuilding the country

Drop off points in KZN:

  • Donate bulk flour to Ryan’s Bread (Based in KZN) so that they can bake hundreds of breads and get them distributed
  • Dr Raeesa Aboobaker Rooms 460 Peter Mokaba Ridge
  • CityHope will be delivering food parcels to the Ballito community in response to their call for help for the restaurant industry staff that are struggling. – R350 per parcel. Banking details & other info here.

Drop off Points PTA:

  • Tianas Little Shop – collecting canned food, dog food, nappies, formula milk, sanitary products etc that will be distributed in KZN
    • Shop 2 Corner of Henley and 954 Olympus Drive Faerie Glenn Pretoria

Drop off points in JHB:

  • The Help Foundation SA is collecting donations (within Gauteng) to distribute in KZN Drop off points located here
  • Rays of Hope collects food donations and distributes it to those affected in Alex (Gauteng)
  • Food not Bombs collecting food and basic supplies to distribute in communities
    • Food Not Bombs Jozie serves fresh veg food on Saturdays to mainly refugee miners, the homeless around the streets of Johannesburg and mobile runs. We also supply those in need with clothes and other supplies. We are an Anarchist collective of activists, creatives, teachers and volunteers fighting for peace and social justice. We go where the need is most, and people are most forgotten by the capitalist system. Animal care and rights and environmental justice are also some of our main concerns. We know that food is a right, not a privilege and as far as we can, we stand in solidarity with the poor, hungry and destitute. Join us if you believe freedom for one has to mean freedom for all!
  • Claw (Community Led Animal Welfare) Pet Shelter in JHB required dog and cat food.
    • Drop off in Florida – WhatsApp 076 850 4466
    • Northcliff – WhatsApp 083 395 3011
    • Weltevreden Park – Whatsapp 083 680 8200
  • SPCA in Germiston has been looted and need a lot of donations in order to get back up – Office, kitchen, hospital & garden supplies and food.

Drop off Points CT:

  • Sunningdale, CT: Please contact Dandylion Kids for the details of the drop off point. All donations will be sent to KZN
  • Sitting Pretty is collecting donations – to send down to KZN – at their Gardens Centre store in Cape Town, positioned on the 1st floor near Woolworths and above Pick ‘n Pay so it’s easy to add something to your trolley.

Drop off points in Bloem:

  • Volvo Cars in Bloemfontein is collecting donations which they will be sending down to KZNPlease donate any non perusable goods at Volvo Bloemfontein.

Other ways of donating & helping

  • The KZN Response Team will be responding to the most urgent needs in our communities across KZN in these challenging times. Please show your support by donating towards our central relief fund. If you would like further information or to support the consortium, please contact: [email protected] 
  • From Just a Mamma:
    • Pray: The power of prayer can not be underestimated and we will not tire. We will keep praying. 
    • Do not panic-buy: Make sure your family has what they need. Fill up your car but don’t take it all for yourself. And, if you did panic-buy, considering sharing and selling to your community. Remember those less fortunate in need too.
    • If you are able to work, do so. We need to keep our economy going.
    • Donate your time, money and goods to verified organisations. These people know what they are doing and are ready to send support where needed as soon as it is safe.
    • Beware of private services popping up. Ask how they are getting food and supplies to where it’s most needed while it’s still so dangerous as with a lot of level 4 regulations still in place. Do not just make a bank deposit without checking that it is not a scam.
    • Start putting together care packages for friends and family in need. Ask them what you can send and have it ready as soon as couriers are up and running again.
    • Look for community drop-off points for non-perishable and water. Ask the local church, your community WhatsApp group even your local mall. A lot of malls are doing food drives.
    • Keep checking in on loved ones.
    • Understand the reality of what our country is facing but don’t lose hope, don’t spread unverified news and fear. The majority of us want to rebuild towards a better future even though we have no idea how to at the moment.
    • Stay safe, stay calm and stay connected
  • Liv in Durban has set up an emergency fund – Donations will go towards buying food from local KZN suppliers, medical supplies, fuel for our generators and getting the food to the village.
  • Unite as One empowered by CEOS Technologies are driving down donations 19 July & 21 July – WhatsApp 078 412 7899
  • Donate to Hope SA
    • They will provide the essentials to people in need and help them rebuild their homes.
  • Emperor is collecting food to help out the animals
  • Gift of the givers are helping everyone affected in KZN – Donate to Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account number 052137228, Branch Code 057525, ref KZN Crisis
  • OneFarm Share for food relief
    • A digital platform that multiplies food donations and streamlines procurement directly from farmers and food producers to registered charity organisations
    • OneFarm Share facilitates the smooth delivery of the right produce, to the right place, at the lowest possible cost through an online marketplace collaborating with audited and established food distribution partners.
  • Donate to Home Hawks Durban North – Neighbourhood Watch. They are using their own funds and resources to keep everyone safe

Volunteer:

Change South Africa

Vote to declare a state of emergency on ENCA

Track the events

The Unrest Map tracks incidents of violence, looting, arson, protests and other instability during the nationwide unrest of July 2021. Identified incidents are based on media reporting, and all credit for the tracking and reporting of disturbances belongs to the journalists who covered them. The map aims to provide a high-level overview of the unrest, to allow for both a better understanding of the big picture of the challenges as they unfold, and to facilitate future learning from this very difficult period.

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