Media Statements

Disaster Management Act: Declaration of a National State of Disaster: Impact of Severe Weather Events

Considering the magnitude and severity of the damage caused by the severe weather events occurring in Various municipal areas of the KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and other provinces that resulted in the loss of life and damage to property, infrastructure and the environment caused by heavy rain, flooding, strong winds, landslides etc., and following the reclassification of these occurrences as a national disaster by the Head of the National Disaster Management Centre, and taking into account the need to augment existing measures undertaken by organs of the state to deal with the national disaster.

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Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No.57 of 2002)