About us


At Thula Thula Hout Bay, we understand the profound impact that fires have on the lives of resident of informal housing areas. Year after year, these devastating events strip individuals and families of their belongings, leaving them with nothing but the clothes they wear. That’s why our organization was established by a group of proactive residents who recognized the critical need for preparedness and support in the face of these inevitable tragedies.

With a foundation built upon years of hands-on experience as community volunteers, we have witnessed the urgent necessity for centralized and coordinated efforts to collect and distribute resources effectively. Moreover, we understand the heartfelt desire of generous individuals to ensure that their contributions reach those who need them most. We believe in distributing support fairly and promptly, providing essential aid to those affected by fires.

In our commitment to assisting fire-affected individuals, we have developed an innovative app that allows us to register victims in need of relief. This tool enables seamless communication and validation, ensuring targeted relief delivery to those truly in need. By utilizing this technology, we uphold our values of transparency and accountability while treating fire victims with compassion and dignity.

Thula Thula Hout Bay actively engages in proactive disaster relief preparations, fostering strong partnerships with local government, residents, businesses, and retailers. By collaborating together, we strengthen our ability to respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies, offering timely support to those in need.


Our Core Objectives:

With your assistance we aim to build a resilient and compassionate environment, ensuring that no one faces these challenges alone.

Disaster Preparedness

We firmly believe that prevention is the most effective form of relief. Through proactive measures and initiatives, we educate and empower our community to be better prepared for fire emergencies.

Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborative Partnerships: We actively collaborate with local government, residents, businesses, and retailers, fostering strong alliances. By working together, we amplify our impact and create a united front in providing support to our community.

Centralized Resource Management

 Serving as a central hub, Thula Thula Hout Bay collects, organizes, and distributes resources efficiently. Our coordinated approach ensures that aid reaches those who need it most, with fairness and efficiency.

Compassion and Dignity

With the help of our app, we are able to communicate effectively with fire victims, treating them with respect and compassion. Our aim is to provide assistance in a manner that upholds the value of human dignity.

Timely and Equitable Distribution

Prioritizing the swift and fair distribution of resources, we alleviate the immediate needs of fire-affected individuals and families. Our goal is to bring relief during these challenging times and provide a glimmer of hope for a brighter future.


Recognizing the urgent need for support during these inevitable tragedies, a group of dedicated residents came together to establish Thula Thula Hout Bay, a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the informal housing areas of Hout Bay.

At Thula Thula Hout Bay, we understand the importance of preparedness and providing immediate assistance in the face of fire emergencies. Our mission is to ensure that affected residents receive the support they need to start the long road of rebuilding their lives. By offering a helping hand during these difficult times, we strive to bring hope and relief to those who have lost everything.

Through collaborative efforts, our team has developed comprehensive strategies and resources to address fire emergencies effectively. We provide vital support to affected individuals and families, ensuring their immediate needs are met. From clothing to essential supplies like food, toiletries and blankets, we are dedicated to offering a helping hand when it matters most.


We are driven by a passionate team of dedicated individuals who believe in the power of community engagement and collaborative action. In addition to our strong focus on reactive disaster relief, we also aim to education and engage proactively with the community on fire prevention interventions, we strive to create lasting change that enhances the lives of both present and future generations.

At Thula Thula Hout Bay, the spirit of Ubuntu, a South African philosophy that emphasizes interconnectedness and shared humanity, is deeply embedded in our work. By fostering collaboration, inclusivity, and respect, we seek to provide relief to vicitms of fire, assisiting with the essentials needed to begin the road to recovering and restoring that which had been destroyed.

Our work relies on donations and we work closely with corporate and retail sector as well as local stakeholders, partner organizations, and community members. Together, we can create a better future.


Our mission is clear: to proactively prepare for disaster relief, empower our community, and restore hope to those affected by fires. We are committed to creating a strong and united front, working alongside local government, residents, businesses, and retailers to maximize our impact and create lasting change.

Thula Thula NPC (Non Profit Company)
Registration number: 2016/014018/08 / Registration date: 14 January 2016
Registered Address: 1A Day Road, Hout Bay 7806

Get involved

Whether you are a passionate volunteer or a corporate company seeking to invest in corporate and social responsibility, we invite you to be a part of our impactful journey. Together, we can bring positive change to the lives of those in need and contribute to a brighter future for Hout Bay and beyond.