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GAUTENG PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT. HEARINGS: PROVINCIAL & LOCAL GOVERNMENT PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE:30-31 MAY 2006: MUNICIPALITIES:STATE OF READINESS. INTRODUCTION DISASTER RISK PROFILE. Prevalent Disasters Seasonal Flooding Inner City Fires Informal Settlement Fires Hazardous Materials Incidents - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • HEARINGS: PROVINCIAL & LOCAL GOVERNMENT PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE:30-31 MAY 2006: MUNICIPALITIES:STATE OF READINESSGAUTENG PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

  • INTRODUCTIONDISASTER RISK PROFILEPrevalent DisastersSeasonal FloodingInner City FiresInformal Settlement FiresHazardous Materials IncidentsSeismic EventsPredisposing FactorsOvercrowded informal settlementsMining legaciesInner city decayLarge chemical industriesLarge chemical transportation infrastructure

  • INTRODUCTIONDISASTER RISK PROFILE (2)Major Events (2000-2005)Flooding of informal settlementsERPM Mine Fire: 2003Large Warehouse FiresMakro Fires (2001:Woodmead/2004 Strubens Valley)Pretoria Railway Station (2001)Structural CollapseEllis Park Disaster (2001)Villeria Explosion (2002)Major Train Accident (Wadeville 2002) Shopping Centre (Tshwane 2002)Dolomite IncidentsCarltonville Police Station Collapse Informal Settlement Fires (Annually) Most Frequent DisastersFloodingInformal Settlement FiresLarge Transportation Accidents

  • Gauteng

    ProvinceDM CentreEstablishedFully FunctionalHead of Centre ApptForums EstablishedDM Plans FinalisedGautengYesIn processYesYesYes

  • GautengSTAFFING1x Senior Manager6 x Deputy Managers1 x Administration Officer1 x Administration Clerk

    2 x Managers4 x Senior Administration Officers1 x Personal Assistant

    BUDGETCompensation of employees R 3,599 500Goods & Services R 5,000,000Capital Expenditure R 25,000,000

    RESOURCESInterim Dm Centre establish in 2004Plans finalised for DM Centre completed in 2006R 50-million project approved for 3 level DM CentreDM CentreLevel 3 Incident Command UnitProvince wide communications interoperabilitY4x Additional Deputy Managers to be appointed in 2006

  • Gauteng

    MunicipalityDM CentreFully FunctionalHead of Centre ApptForums EstablishedDM Plans FinalisedEkurhuleniYesYesYesYesYesCity of JhbYesIn ProcessNoYesNoCity of TshwaneYesYesYesYesYesWest RandYesYesYesYesYesSedibengYesYesYesMetswedingNoNoNoYesYes

  • CURRENT CHALLENGESFunding (Specifically at District Level)Capacity to carry out disaster assessmentsDisaster prevention measures have major shortcomingsCapacity shortcomings in emergency services (prime responders to disasters)Failure to include disaster prevention in integrated development planningInability of DM Centres to address specific threats

  • RECOMMENDATIONSClear guidelines for the conducting of risk assessments to be developedDisaster risk reduction measures to be included in IDPsFull investigation into the readiness of emergency services to be conducted and a strategy to be developed in order to address the identified shortcomings

  • THANK YOU

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