Several institutions, including the Development Bank of Southern Africa and national carrier SAA, yesterday offered funding of more than R20million to the victims of xenophobia.
The bank - and the Industrial Development Corporation - said they had set up the fund "to support humanitarian relief".
SAA chief executive Khaya Ngqula said the airline would donate about R750000 to the Red Cross to help support the refugees.
Another R250000 would go to the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg. - Sapa