Media release

National joint operations centre team to visit Limpopo for natural disaster damage assessments: 10 - 12 Feb

08 February 2011

8 February 2011

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will on 10, 11 and 12 February 2011 lead a team of officials from various departments on a visit by the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) to assess the general impact of recent floods in Limpopo province.

The NDMC-led team will spend three days in the province to reassess and verify the natural disaster damage from an NDMC and national sector departments’ point of view.

The Limpopo visit is part of countrywide assessments that are currently being conducted by the NDMC in all 33 municipalities that have been declared disaster areas, as well as other affected villages and towns.

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

The Limpopo assessment schedule is as follows:
Thursday, 11 February

Tubatse Municipality Taung and Baphiring
Fetakgomo Municipality Mashilabela and Radingoana
Ephraim Mogale Magatle
Makhuduthamaga Municipality Makhuduthamaga Municipality
Tzaneen Municipality R36 road from Tzaneen to Nkowankowa, Nkowankowa Township, Pharare Village, Semana Primary School and Moime Village

Friday, 11 February

Mutale Municipality Dambale Village and Road from Mutale to Khakhu
Thulamela Municipality Thahe Vondo road, Tshilungi bridge, Mahunguwi bridge and Manini Village
Makhado Municipality Tshakhuma makeshift bridge, Mphepu resort bridge and Mphaila  Road

Saturday, 12 February

Lephalale Municipality Thabo Mbeki Township
Modimolle Municipality Vaalwater Township and Alma

Mmapaka Tau
Cell: 082 884 5541

For additional information please contact:
Vuyelwa Qinga (Ms)
Ministerial Media Liaison Officer
Cell: 082 877 3898
Tel: 012 334 0993

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)

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