Everything progresses as planned at shelters for homeless

Written on 04/02/2020
eThekwini Municipality

The eThekwini Municipality has made a provision of temporary shelters for homeless people and those living on the streets.

The Municipality identified sites to be used as accommodation after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the 21 days national lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

At this stage, the Municipality has made a provision of 11 temporary shelters that accommodates more than 2000 homeless people. Additional sites are being sought due to increasing numbers of homeless as they are being identified.

Those accommodated in the temporary shelters receive three meals a day through generous donations from the public.

In compliance with hygienic measures, there’s on going sanitization of the shelters and health screening is being provided by medical teams.

The Municipality humbly appeals for donations in a form of non-perishable food products, bottled water and hygiene packs.

Donations can be dropped at Disaster Management & Emergency Control Unit.

Address: 3 Jelf Taylor Crescent, Durban, 4000

Contact number (during office hours: 061 495 2066

Telephone numbers (after hours: 031 361 0000