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28 municipalities to be declared disaster areas

2011-01-17 17:27

Bloemfontein - A national state of disaster would be declared in seven provinces covering 28 municipalities, Co-operative Governance Minister Sicelo Shiceka announced on Monday.

In terms of the Disaster Management Act, he would recommend that a Government Gazette be issued to declare a national state of disaster covering the areas.

The areas earmarked were Gauteng, which would include the Sedibeng and West Rand district municipalities, the Tshwane Metropole, City of Johannesburg and the Ekurhuleni Metro.

In the Free State the Fezile Dabi-, Xhariep- and Thabo Mofutsanyana district municipalities would be declared disaster areas.

The areas listed in KwaZulu-Natal were the UThukela-, iLembe-, Sisonke-Amajuba- and Ugu district municipalities and the Ethekwini Metro.

In Mpumalanga it would the Nkangala and Ehlanzeni district municipalities.

In North West, the Dr Ruth Sekgomotse Mompati-, Dr Kenneth Kaunda-, Ngaka Modiri Molema- and Bojanala district municipalities were listed.

In the Northern Cape, the district municipalities of Frances Baard, Siyanda, Prixley kaSeme and Namakwa were down for disaster relief and in Limpopo the Mopani-, Sekhukhune-, Waterberg- and Vhembe municipalities.

The national disaster management centre noted that more than 6 000 people nationally had been displaced by the floods and other incidents of natural disasters.

About 40 people lost their lives.

Damage so far amounted to about R356m in three provinces alone. Assessments were still being done in the other provinces.

Comments
  • Pongola - 2011-01-17 17:37

    Poor reporting: no explanation about why these areas are disaster areas until the 9th paragraph and, even then, ambiguous.

      Howzitekse - 2011-01-17 18:59

      Where can we find out what this is all about?

      Lionel - 2011-11-28 14:54

      If you are aware of any issues caused by flood damage please log them on www.mobilitate.co.za. Our mobile apps make it easy to log issues and communicate with municipalities in SA.

  • josua.1989 - 2011-01-17 17:37

    they should declare most municipalities in this country as 'disaster areas'

      Krush - 2011-01-18 10:04

      They should declare south africa a disaster area...

      Lionel - 2011-11-28 14:55

      Join us on www.mobilitate and let's get SA back on track. What has your Councillor done for you lately?

  • Dolphins - 2011-01-17 17:38

    @Author: Please check the municipality in Northern Cape...I think it may be the Pixley-ka-seme Municipality rather than Prixley-ka-seme. I know we have have ill feelings towards our Municipalities sometimes, but to change their name?

  • MasterMind - 2011-01-17 17:44

    and what about the drought and disaster relief for the Eastern Cape - shyte you ANC cadres are useless !!! We have had water restrictions for 14 months and our dams are critical, but NOOOO, rather the flooded than the thirsty !!! Can't wait for the DA to kl@p the ANC in PE so we can get good governance for a change...

      Zinki - 2011-01-17 18:49

      Still don't know why they don't fill the Grahamstown dam (Glen Melville Dam)with water from the Orange River like they always do. It's flooding upcountry but the dam is empty. For decades the Orange river has kept that dam full. It's a circus now with this drought...

  • MasterMind - 2011-01-17 17:49

    Check it our peoples (http://www.dwaf.gov.za/orange/Mid_Orange/fish-sun.htm), it has been there for over 20 years and they won't commission it cos it maight take some money out of their fatcat pockets!!! This is what you voted for, when your taps run dry, don't complain, you put them there, so they must rule you until Jesus comes, I don't care, I got a well, free water, filled the new pool, water the garden, wash the cars, what have you got?? NOTHING, miles to walk to 1 tap, no running water, why, cos they shyte scared of the consumption if you all had water, well if the right people were in government, we could be using those flood water from North to our benefit!!! Useless ANC cadre MoFo's!!!

  • MasterMind - 2011-01-17 17:51

    Check it our peoples (http://www.dwaf.gov.za/orange/Mid_Orange/fish-sun.htm), it has been there for over 20 years and they won't commission it cos it maight take some money out of their fatcat pockets!!! This is what you voted for, when your taps run dry, don't complain, you put them there, so they must rule you until Jesus comes, I don't care, I got a well, free water, filled the new pool, water the garden, wash the cars, what have you got?? NOTHING, miles to walk to 1 tap, no running water, why, cos they shyte scared of the consumption if you all had water, well if the right people were in government, we could be using those flood water from North to our benefit!!! Useless ANC cadre MoFo's!!!

  • 10111 - 2011-01-17 18:07

    They should declare all ANC municipalities disaster areas.

      Heks - 2011-01-17 21:01

      No 10111, Not ANC municipalities ANC full stop

  • Robnob - 2011-01-17 18:12

    Is this before or after the flooding?

  • Sentor - 2011-01-17 18:20

    Just about all ANC run and some of the DA run municipalities should be declared a disaster.

      Geo Farmer - 2011-01-17 18:49

      Thats interesting!!! Could you be as kind to name these disastrous DA run muncipalities?

  • chris.mac - 2011-01-17 18:26

    Another excuse for non delivery?

  • chris.mac - 2011-01-17 18:27

    Another excuse for non delivery and so on...dinks!

  • dvdb27 - 2011-01-17 18:46

    "The areas earmarked were Gauteng, which would include the Sedibeng and West Rand district municipalities, the Tshwane Metropole, City of Johannesburg and the Ekurhuleni Metro". Aren't those also the guys who hold the record for being the most corrupt? Another fat payout is on it's way...

      Lionel - 2011-11-28 14:58

      Join the 1000's of others on www.mobilitate.co.za fighting for open, transparent and effective government. Either we all get together and force politicians to deliver, or we let it all slide. The platform is there.. and it is free. What has your Councillor done for you lately?

  • burtfred - 2011-01-17 18:55

    Sicelo Pinochio Shiceka The picture in the article doesn't look like him. His nose should be much longer. How can we believe anything he says, when he bullshitted about his degrees? - http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/shiceka-s-master-s-degree-untrue-reports-1.484753 Liar. liar, your pants are on fire. Talking of fire, that's what should happen to you, Siccie baby.

      Heks - 2011-01-17 20:57

      Yea burtfred totally agree with you. All this bloke can do is make promises like the rest of the ANC

      Heks - 2011-01-17 20:58

      Just bad luck his degrees found him out. How many more of these idoits have lied about their education. It is an ANC thing!!!

  • Sentor - 2011-01-17 19:05

    Certainly Geo Farmer, Oudtshoon and George come to mind immediately.

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-01-17 19:18

    LOL, I quote “declared in seven provinces” but only six are stated, which are in bold. Another accurate article by news24!

      Dolphins - 2011-01-17 21:21

      There are 7 listed, they just forgot to put Limpopo in bold so people can see it!

  • Sentor - 2011-01-17 19:20

    dvdb27 recently a risk analysis was commissioned by the City of Johannesburg, the results show that fraud and corruption was viewed as the greatest risk second only to the billing fiasco. I understand there are around 27 000 staff, which means it is about 100% overstaffed it is a feeding trough. The Provincial government gazette show that staff related costs were over R8.5-billion in the 2009/10 financial year. Their revenue collection has fallen off the cliff whilst the fancy cars, expense accounts and performance bonuses are part of the deal.

  • Tigerorchid - 2011-01-18 13:40

    I live in the Ngaka Modiri Molema district, need to figure out how to find out more about what is needed, wish they would give more information

      Japes - 2011-01-18 20:11

      I need to know where the hell is this place to which you are referring????

      Lionel - 2011-11-28 15:00

      Your community, ward, Councillors and Municipality are all on Mobilitate. Join us on www.mobilitate.co.za and let's make our politicians and civil servants work for us. After all, we pay their salaries. What has your Councillor done for you lately?

  • Jou Mal Emmer - 2011-01-18 14:00

    Every municipality in this country has been a disaster since the the ANC has been running this country!

  • AJ - 2011-02-15 06:32

    It is worth noting that many of these municipalities were disasters prior to the flooding in fact.

  • George - 2011-11-28 11:29

    More tenders, more coruption more over spending and now they can blame it on the wheather and make it legit. ANC will never let an opportunity like this slip. They thrive on stuff like this.

  • Lionel - 2011-11-28 14:53

    Municipalities in Kwazulu-Natal flood areas - please use Mobilitate to log and prioritise issues, communicate with citizens and provide feedback. Use our mobile apps to log and update issues as they are discovered and addressed in the field. Mobilitate is free to government and citizens. Our platform can help, please use it. www.mobilitate.co.za

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