By John Ikani
More than 340 people are now known to have died in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal in the worst flooding in decades.
The provincial premier, Sihle Zikalala, said that almost 41,000 people had been affected around the city of Durban.
Days of torrential rain washed away homes, roads and bridges, prompting the government to declare a state of disaster on Wednesday.
Electricity and water has been restored to some areas, but authorities are urging patience with relief teams stretched to capacity.
Residents have been mourning as they face the loss of loved ones, churches, homes and schools.
It is thought more than 6,000 homes have been damaged, according to the AFP news agency.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has blamed climate change for the disaster.
However, some communities disagree. They say poor drainage and building standards have increased the scale of the disaster.
The scale of the damage to infrastructure has been vast with electricity and water supplies hit, although authorities say some of these services have now been restored.
Although the floods are now subsiding and some communities recovering, more rains are forecast over the Easter weekend and the province remains on high alert.