To provide for an integrated and co-ordinated disaster management policy that focuses on preventing or reducing the risk of disasters, mitigating the severity of disasters, emergency preparedness, rapid and effective response to disasters and post-disaster recovery; the establishment of national, provincial and municipal disaster management centres; disaster management volunteers; and matters incidental thereto.
Last update: April 2016
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The Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), has been amended by Proclamation No. 24 of 2016, Commencement of the Disaster Management Amendment Act, 2015 (Act No. 16 of 2015), Government Gazette 39943, dated 22 April 2016.
The Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), has been amended by the Disaster Management Amendment Act, 2015 (Act No. 16 of 2015), Government Gazette 39520, Notice No. 1239, dated 15 December 2015.
The Act has been updated with two Notices regarding Classification of a Disaster regarding xenophobic attacks, printed in Government Gazette No. 31130 dated 13 June 2008.
The Disaster Management Act, 2002 (57 of 2002) has been added to the site as gazetted in GG 24252 dated 15 January 2003.