The province affected by the floods has lost billions of rand of infrastructure. As a result, livelihoods were lost and thousands of people remained unemployed, which contributed to the already high level of unemployment.

Residents of KwaZulu-Natal are repairing the damage caused by heavy rain and floods on April 13, 2022. Photo: @ kzngov / Twitter

DURBAN – Prime Minister KwaZulu-Natal Sila Zikalala said 31,220 people lost their jobs in KwaZulu-Natal as a result of devastating floods last month.

Zikalalo reported on Thursday on efforts to rebuild the province.

The province affected by the floods has lost billions of rand of infrastructure.

As a result, livelihoods were lost and thousands of people remained unemployed, which contributed to the already high level of unemployment.

The COVID-19 pandemic and last July’s unrest have already been a major obstacle to the province’s economy, and recent floods have added to that.

The province is currently reviewing the priorities of various departmental budgets for recovery efforts.

Prime Minister Zikalala said many remain homeless: “These floods have affected about 31,220 jobs, with eThekwini accounting for 68% of jobs.”

A total of 826 companies were affected and the damage amounted to 7 billion rubles.

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