The last few days have has caused great sorrow and pain for the vast number of malayalees the world over. Many of us in South Africa have been silent spectators to the havoc wrought about by mother nature. It is indeed very difficult to comprehend the level of devastation that has befallen Kerala.

As a committee we believe that it would not be an event where we as a community will have any joy to partake in. Onam being the beginning of the harvest year has turned into a tragedy for most malayalees.

Based on feedback from the community and following a meeting by the committee we have decided to cancel the Onam programme for this year.

We as a committee are embarking on a very brave exercise to collect a million rands over the next few months from South Africans  towards relief efforts in Kerala.

To this effect we will be collaborating with other organisations in South Africa as well as the Consulate General of India to try and achieve this target.

If you have any queries or suggestions you are more than welcome to email us on

If you would like to make donation towards the Relief fund please make a payment into our bank account.


Account Name: Gauteng Malayalee Association
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Branch: Bedford Gardens
Account Number: 62705164630
Branch Code: 252155

Please use your name and surname as reference on your payment.  Please email us your proof of payment with your name and email account to so that we can acknowledge your contribution.