The death toll from floods that hit Durban and its surrounding areas has risen to nearly 400 with many people still missing.
The rainfall has been wrecking havoc in the province, triggering floods and landslides and bringing damage to lives and property.
More than 6000 houses were affected including the Durban port which is the busiest in sub-saharan Africa.
Parts of KwaZuluNatal Province received over 450mm of rain in just 48 hours. President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Durban on Wednesday to assess the severity of the damage.
Ramaphosa called the floods a catastrophe of enormous proportions. Dozens of people have been seeking refugee at community centres.
Water pipes and electrical power lines were damaged leaving communities in dire need of basics.