Skip Navigation Links
20 Years of Freedom and Democracy
Breaking News
Careers
Current Projects and Programmes
Development planning Research Studies
Durban Municipal Thrift Fund
Economic Development: EDGE
eThekwini Audio Channel
eThekwini Quality of Life
eThekwini Weekly Bulletin
ezaseGagasini Metro
Forms
Integrated Development Plan
Legislation and Policies
News
Newsletters
Public Access to Information
Public Notices
Radical Economic Transformation Framework
Reports
Services Tariffs
Tenders
Thrif Fund
PROPOSED BY-LAWS
National Treasury
Events Calendar
Current Projects
By-Laws
20 Years of Freedom and Democracy
#iSayNoToXenophobia
Homeless people to be reunited with their families post-lockdown
​EThekwini Deputy Mayor Councillor Belinda Scott visited various
lockdown venues for the homeless. The City has already reunited
30 homeless people with their families.
​ETHEKWINI Municipality is working with the Department of Social Development to ensure that people living in homeless shelters across the City are reunited with their families post-lockdown.

Thirty homeless people have already been reunited with their families during the lockdown period. The Department has also deployed about 51 social workers to conduct psychosocial interventions in all the shelters across the City.

Safer Cities Senior Manager Nomusa Shembe said the Reunification Project allowed social workers to engage with homeless people keen on returning home post-lockdown. “During the interprovincial
travel window that was opened for seven days, a lot of people who were not from the province were reunited with their families, who had confirmed with the social workers that they want their family members back,” she said.

She said the families were able to transfer monies to buy tickets for their family members. “Other people who were reunited during the same period were those coming from other parts of KwaZulu-Natal such as Newcastle, Eshowe and Richards Bay. Although a high number of the people who are in shelters are from eThekwini, those who have been reunited with their families were people who
had been reported missing by their families,” she said. Shembe added: “Through the project, we will be able to assist even more people by reuniting them with their families once the lockdown levels and restrictions ease.”
WEATHER

Cannot retrieve the URL specified in the XML Link property. For more assistance, contact your site administrator.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Fire Department & Metro Police:
031 361 0000
Water and Traffic Hotline:
080 131 3013
Electricity Contact Centre:
080 13 13 111
QUICK LINKS
CITY MAPS
City Maps
FOLLOW US
Find us on Facbook   YouTube   follow us on twitter   follow us on LinkedIn  
ABOUT DURBAN   |   CITY GOVERNMENT   |   SERVICES   |   ONLINE TOOLS   |   MEDIA & PUBLICATION   |   RESOURCE CENTRE   |   PAY COUNCIL BILLS

Home | Privacy policy | Disclaimer | Sitemap | Vacancies | Contact us

© eThekwini Municipality 2011