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R18m spent on CT disaster relief

This includes moving residents from low lying areas such as Kosovo.

This week alone relief aid has been provided to nearly 12,000 households across Cape Town affected by heavy rainfall that lashed the peninsula.

CAPE TOWN - The City Of Cape Town has spent R18 million on disaster relief so far this year.

This includes moving residents from low lying areas such as Kosovo and providing relief aid such as blankets and food parcels to those affected by disasters such as flooding and fires.

This week alone relief aid has been provided to nearly 12,000 households across Cape Town affected by heavy rainfall that lashed the peninsula.

The city's safety and security head JP Smith have urged residents to assist where they can to help the city's efforts.

"In this last year, we've spent R18 million on disaster relief but there are certain distinct challenges. People in some cases demanding food and demanding relief when it's not justified and threatening the city with protest action if we don't assist."