South Africa Red Cross  

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Welcome to SARCS 
The South African Red Cross Society is part of the world's Largest Humanitarian Movement.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world's Largest Humanitarian Network.

The Movement is neutral and impartial and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts.




    SARCS has provided food relief, first aid services, restoring of family links and psychosocial support for displaced persons during the Xenephobic attacks. SARCS is currently providing food at The Chatsworth camp.

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  • Nelson Mandela's experience of the Red Cross

    Nelson Mandela

    “In those early years, the International Committee of the Red Cross was the only organisation that both listened to our complaints and responded to them, this was vital because the authorities ignored us”
    Former President Nelson Mandela in his biography Long Walk to Freedom.
  • "Peer Education will always be my real home"


    Sfiso Mkhize: Peer Team Leader 
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the South African Red Cross Society. It is a very painful day for me, as I am leaving this family today. As the Zulu idiom states: “ukuwa kwenye indlu ukuvuka kwenye indlu.” I believe that there is someone within the Peer Education Programme that will follow in my footsteps.
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The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) wishes to advise the public of a scam being conducted in its name by direct telephone marketers.

Telephone marketers who are not affiliated with the Red Cross are making telephone calls to members of the public claiming to be Red Cross fundraisers. The callers are encouraging individuals, some of whom have previously donated to SARCS, to switch their donations to other charities. The callers are claiming that The South African Red Cross Society is no longer in need of support from donors. This is entirely untrue. The Red Cross relies on continued financial support from the public to provide humanitarian assistance to South Africa’s most vulnerable people.

In order for the Red Cross to continue its life-saving work, we need regular donations from individuals and institutions. SARCS is taking these scam marketing calls seriously and is seeking legal advice to prevent fraudulent individuals from preying on generous South Africans. We would encourage our supporters to be aware of this scam. Donations to the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) can be made via our website or to contact our KwaZulu-Natal provincial office on 031 563 2914 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..We are grateful for your continued support. 


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