Thula Thula Hout Bay are a group of local residents representing all 3 demographical areas of Hout Bay. Collectively we have 46 years of experience assisting the Hout Bay community with various relief efforts at times of fire, flood and ocean related disasters.

A number of times each year, fires across Hout Bay leave many residents with little more than the clothes on their backs. Thula Thula Hout Bay was started by a group of residents, who realised that there is a need to be more prepared to offer support when this inevitable tragedy strikes.   Read more

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UPDATE (10.April 2017)

Thula Thula’s fourth mass delivery
Since the devastating fire on March 11th in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, a core group of volunteers have spent their days, registering victims, planning and then rallying support from community volunteers to execute deliveries for more than 10 000 victims left destitute and homeless.

Our first three mass deliveries were to disseminate critical crisis packs that included bedding, toiletries, clothing, shoes, baby essentials and sanitary items.




Crisis managment of devastating fire in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay on Saturday 11 March

Our data capture shows that the final number of registered victims is 14 831.

9075 people have received toiletries, clothing and blankets as of 19 March, 5pm.

Given that Thula Thula is an organization that is run entirely on the goodwill of donations and volunteer efforts, on the eve of Saturday the 11th March 2017, we could not have imagined that a relief effort of the scale we have undertaken would have been possible. But after one week of crisis management, we can report on the days gone by with a sense of immense gratitude at the willingness of the Hout Bay community and the greater Cape Community, to step up and assist in every way possible. We have received donations from across the country and even internationally. The community’s hands on efforts and these donations have enabled volunteers to assist in accomplishing, in short summary, the following for the victims of the devastating fire:

A crisis management week in review