Media release

Public notice: Severe weather and need for public to take precautions

28 December 2023

The South African Weather Service has issued severe weather alerts including severe thunderstorms, damaging and strong winds, and disruptive rains in the Provinces of Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, North West and Free State. Government is urging residents in these Provinces to take precautions and follow instructions from respective Disaster Management Centres to keep safe. The contact numbers of the relevant provincial Disaster Management Centres are:

  • •    Eastern Cape: Mabandla P. – 071 604 3160
  • •    Northern Cape: Gaolaolwe T. – 083 390 2920
  • •    Western Cape: Diener C. – 082 550 6770
  • •    KwaZulu-Natal: Ngema S. – 066 475 2308
  • •    North West: Mutloane D. – 066 030 8026
  • •    Free State: Butler F. – 066 487 4896

National Disaster Management Centre: Dr. Elias Sithole: 082 490 9825

Government has noted the damages already caused by the inclement weather and the responses of first responders in the Provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The National Disaster Management Centre is supporting all Provincial and Municipal Disaster Management Centres to assist the affected communities.

We all have the responsibility to assist government and disaster managers keep us safe.

Weather warnings are available at

Media enquiries:
Ms Nomonde Mnukwa
Acting Government Spokesperson
Mobile: 083 653 7486

Issued by: Government Communications

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