Mkholombe Fire - June 2012
On 19 May, Mkolombe which is a rural settlement near Port Shepstone met with disaster. It is rumoured in the Mkholombe community that a dispute between a landlord and his tenant could have contributed to the fire which destroyed 100 homes. According to Hibiscus Coast Municipality's estimation, 206 families were left destitute after the incident.
Through the Red Cross branch in Port Shepstone, the Beekman Group was able to donate new school uniforms and school bags to children who have lost everything in the fire.