The number of fatalities following the KwaZulu-Natal floods has risen to 395, authorities said on Friday afternoon.
Search and rescue operations continue in the affected areas amid a disruption of services across the province.
So far, schools have been ordered shut and transport services largely impacted after roads and bridges were destroyed by the floods.
In a visit to the province on Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged full government support to those affected.
Provincial authorities estimate that more than 40,000 people have been affected.