Media Statements

Minister Des van Rooyen to Visit Parts of Philippi Affected by the Fire

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen as the head of the National Disaster Management in South Africa, will visit the Western Cape, Philippi where the devastating fire claimed six lives.

The Minister will be briefed by the disaster management teams and then proceed to visit the affected areas, assessing the extent of damages caused and also visit the affected families (including those who lost family members and property).

Members of the media are invited to as follows:

  • Date: 18 October 2017
  • Time: 10h00
  • Venue: Philippi



Legadima Leso

CoGTA Head of Communications

Cell: 083 378 9495