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TTPod 2.7: "After the Flood" 

Community Responses to the KZN 2022 Floods with Ranyaka's Andile Wafa and Guy Campbell

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Peter Ahmad, Andile Wafa, Guy Campbell

01 July 2022

Peter Ahmad


Peter Ahmad


Talking Transformation Podcast

South Africa

In this episode of the Talking Transformation Podcast, we revisit the South African Province of KwaZulu-Natal and consider relief efforts in support of the severe flooding and landslides that took place there in April of 2022. 

The flooding led to more than 400 deaths and thousands more people went missing. More than 4,000 houses are estimated to have been destroyed and 8,000 estimated to have been damaged, particularly in and around the Durban city and surrounding areas.

There was also massive damage to infrastructure such as roads, health centres, schools, with much of the infrastructure significantly damaged by the flooding. There was an urgent need for basics across communities: for food, clean water, medicine and hygiene packs. Our guests are Andile Wafa and Guy Campbell from Ranyaka, one of the organisations that provided relief, support and logistics in responding to the NGO coordination efforts. 

We recorded this in Salt Rock KZN, a little more than two months after the events. It is a difficult episode to engage with because of the circumstances that both Andile and Guy were involved in and witnessed, first hand. It also brings home the scale of the challenges not only in terms of the relief efforts, but also the rebuilding efforts that will continue on from this point. 

Recorded 9th June 2022



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Adequacy of shelter

Built environment

Development aid

Disaster housing

Disaster mitigation


Environmental management

Flood control


Human settlements

Natural environment

South Africa


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