Media release

Flood visits: 7 -11 Feb

07 February 2011

7 February 2011

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will from Monday, 7 February 2011, lead a team of government officials from various departments on a visit by the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) to assess the general impact caused by the recent floods in all affected provinces.

The NDMC-led visits will cover all provinces in an effort to re-assess and verify from the NDMC and national sector department’s point of view the extent of the damages incurred in particularly the 33 municipalities declared as disaster areas, and any other affected villages and towns.

The Provincial Disaster Management Centres have in the past visited the areas, provided the required support and assessed the damages in the villages, cities and town affected. Various binisters have also paid visits to areas affected by the various disasters, including the floods.

The schedule of the visits is as follows:

Free State

Monday, 7 February – Letsemeng Local Municipality
Tuesday, 8 February – Thabo Mofutsanyana District
Wednesday, 9 February – Fezil Dabi District

Princess Sekulisa
Cell: 082 825 6514

Eastern Cape

Monday, 7 February – King Sebata Dalindyebo Local Municipality
Tuesday, 8 February – Amathole and Chris Hani District municipalities

Peter Hlazo
Cell: 082 495 3107


Wednesday, 9 February – Ladysmith Local Municipality
Thursday, 10 February – Zululand District, Abaqulusi Municipality
Friday, 11 February – Eshowe Municipality

Mthokozisi Duze
Cell: 082 377 0395
Tel: 033 897 5670

Nkanyiso Dandane
Cell: 076 059 6546

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)

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