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HEARINGS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT: MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR STATE OF READINESS. Presentation to Portfolio Committee: 30 May 2006. Overview of Provincial and Municipal State of Readiness. PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION. Disaster Management Act No. 57 of 2002 Promulgated on 15 January 2003. Commenced:

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Hearings on disaster management municipalities and their state of readiness

HEARINGS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT:

MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR STATE OF READINESS

Presentation to Portfolio Committee: 30 May 2006


Purpose of presentation

Overview of Provincial and Municipal State of Readiness

PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION


Introduction

Disaster Management Act No. 57 of 2002

Promulgated on 15 January 2003.

Commenced:

National / Provincial: 1/4/2004

Municipal sphere: 1/7/2004

Minister designated to administer Act: 31/3/2004

Act provides two years for total implementation.

INTRODUCTION


Hearings on disaster management municipalities and their state of readiness

Strategic intent regarding the implementation of the Act

Serious and urgent delivery within two years of an institutionalised Disaster Management system for South Africa. - Section 63(1)(a)

Empowered and committed disaster management team imbued with a passion for the reduction of risk and trauma to the people and the environment.

However, reality has revealed the magnitude of the task of implementing the Act within the two year period.


Disaster management act provides for inter alia

Disaster Management Centres [KPA 1]

Appointment of Head of the Centre [KPA 1]

Establishment of Advisory Forums [KPA 1]

Disaster risk assessments [KPA 2]

Disaster Management Plans [KPA 4]

Definition of readiness ????

DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT PROVIDES FOR inter alia -


National disaster management framework

Workshopped NDMF and Strategy in Centurion 2004

National Disaster Management Framework published on 29 April 2005

4 KPA’s

1 - Integrated institutional capacity

2 - Disaster risk assessment

3 - Disaster risk reduction

4 - Response and recovery

NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK


National disaster management framework1

3 ENABLERS

1 - Information management and communication

2 - Education, training, public awareness and research

3 - Funding arrangements for disaster risk management

Provincial Roadshows re NDMF and Implementation Strategy for the Disaster Management Act: June 2005 – August 2005

National Workshop re NDMF and Implementation Strategy for the Disaster Management Act: July 2005

National Disaster Management Framework /….


Ndmc implementation

Progress since presentation to MinMec in March 2005

National

DM Centre:Yes

Fully functional: Yes (Chief Dir.: DM)

Head of Centre: No

Established Forums:ICDM – Intergovernmental Committee on Disaster Management established and members appointed on 27 June 2005 by the president (political forum). NDMAF - National Disaster Management Advisory Forum in the process of being established. Interim

Structure already in place.

(technical forum)

DM Plans: Guidelines issued

Capacity: Proposed structure

NDMC - Implementation


Proposed organisational structure ndmc

Proposed Organisational Structure: NDMC


Holistic picture provincial

HOLISTIC PICTURE - Provincial


Hearings on disaster management municipalities and their state of readiness

EASTERN CAPE (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)


Hearings on disaster management municipalities and their state of readiness

EASTERN CAPE (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

1x Manager3x Assistant Managers

9x Senior Administration Officers1x Administration Officer

1x Administration Clerk

(bb)BUDGET

Compensation of employees:R 3, 844 517

Goods and services:R 3, 710 043

Transfer payments:R19, 516 000

Additional budget:R16, 200 000

TOTAL:R43, 270 560

(cc)RESOURCES

A Provincial Disaster Management Centre has been established with 10

subsidized vehicles for officials; and

A Provincial Disaster Management Advisory Forum has been established.


Free state 1 municipal metros and districts

FREE STATE (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)


Free state 2 provincial

FREE STATE (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

1X Director8x Deputy Directors

1 x Assistant Directors 1x Operational Manager

4x Operators2x Planners

2x Administration Officers2x Administration Clerks

1x Secretary1x Driver

(bb)BUDGET

Compensation of employees:R 4, 800 000

Goods and services:R 2, 300 000

Transfers:R 208 000

Machinery and Equipment:R 3, 800 000

TOTAL:R11, 200 000

(cc)RESOURCES

A Provincial Disaster Management Centre has been established;

A draft Provincial Disaster Management Plan has been developed;

A Provincial Disaster Risk Management Advisory Forum has been established;

Contingency plans guidelines have been developed; and Officials are trained in the following:

Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002); Disaster Management Framework;

Transportation of hazardous material;Minimum standard on disaster response; and

Fire prevention and fire fighting.


Gauteng 1 municipal metros and districts

GAUTENG (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)


Gauteng 2 provincial

GAUTENG (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

1x Senior Manager1x Manager

4x Deputy Managers4x Senior Administration Officers

1x Administration Officer1x Personal Assistant

1x Administration Clerk

(bb)BUDGET

Compensation of employees:R3, 368 276

Goods and services:R3, 100 524

Capital expenditure:R 389 000

TOTAL:R6, 857 800

(cc)RESOURCES

An interim Provincial Disaster Management Centre was established during 2004;

A Provincial Disaster Management Advisory Forum was established in October 2004;

A Provincial Disaster Management Policy Framework has been developed to give a

strategic direction for dealing with disasters and major incidents in the province; and

A multi-disciplinary Disaster Management Plan has been developed to ensure

integrated response to disasters.


Kwazulu natal 1 municipal metros and districts

KWAZULU-NATAL (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)


Kwazulu natal 2 provincial

KWAZULU-NATAL (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

1x Senior Administration Officer1x Administration Officer

2x Senior Clerks

(bb)BUDGET

Compensation of employees:R 2, 100 000

Other:R 6, 000 000

TOTAL:R 8, 100 000

(cc)RESOURCES

A Provincial Disaster Management Centre has been established;

A Provincial Disaster Management Advisory Forum has been established; and

A Draft Disaster Management Plan has been developed.


Limpopo 1 municipal metros and districts

LIMPOPO (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)


Limpopo 2 provincial

LIMPOPO (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

1x Manager3x Deputy Managers

6x Assistant Managers4x Assistant Administration Officers

3x Senior Administration Clerks1x Control Industrial Technician

1x Chief Industrial Technician2x Industrial Technicians

5x General Assistants1x Typist

(bb)BUDGET

Compensation of employees:R15,600 000 m

Goods and services:R 1,119 000 m

Capital expenditure:R 8,000 000 m

TOTAL:R24, 991 000 m

(cc)RESOURCES

A Provincial Disaster Management Centre has been operational since March 2003;

A Provincial Disaster Management Advisory Forum was inaugurated in August 2005; and

A Provincial Disaster Management Policy has been developed in order to give strategic direction to deal with disasters and major incidents in the province.


Mpumalanga 1 municipal metros and districts

MPUMALANGA (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)


Mpumalanga 2 provincial

MPUMALANGA (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

1x Manager2x Deputy Managers

5x Administration Officers

(bb)BUDGET

Compensation of employees:R1, 648 534

Goods and services:R4, 434 000

TOTAL:R6, 082 534

(cc)RESOURCES

A Provincial Disaster Management Advisory Forum has been established to

advise on any disaster related issues;

A fully equipped Command Unit (Disaster Management Mobile Centre) is available

to be deployed to areas where disasters or major events are taking place;

A total of 80 tents are available in store for immediate relief purposes;

The Province has started with the process of building the Disaster Management

Centre; and

The Province has embarked upon a disaster risk assessment exercise.


Northern cape 1 municipal metros and districts

NORTHERN CAPE (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)


Northern cape 2 provincial

NORTHERN CAPE (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

No information available at this time

(bb)BUDGET

No information available at this time

(cc)RESOURCES

No information available at this time


North west 1 municipal metros and districts

NORTH WEST (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)


North west 2 provincial

NORTH WEST (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

1x Manager2x Deputy Managers

2x Senior Administration Officers1x Receptionist

(bb)BUDGET

Due to interdepartmental shuffles, budgets for the directorates are not available.

(cc)RESOURCES

A Provincial Disaster Management Centre has been established;

A Provincial Disaster Management Advisory Forum has been established; and

Three subsidised bakkies available for officials.


Western cape 1 municipal metros and districts

WESTERN CAPE (1)(Municipal – Metros and Districts)

* Interim centres only

** In process


Western cape 2 provincial

WESTERN CAPE (2) - Provincial

(aa)STAFFING

2x Senior Managers3x Deputy Directors

6x Assistant Directors3x Administration Clerks

4x Admin. Officers

(bb)BUDGET

Compensation of employees:R3,233 000

Goods and services:R4,025 000

Capital Expenditure:R2,250 000

TOTAL:R9,436 000

(cc)RESOURCES

A Disaster Information Management System has been developed. The programme

is utilised by all 30 municipalities, provincial departments and security forces in

the province;

A Provincial Emergency Management Centre has been developed and implemented.

This Centre accommodates both the emergency communication as well as disaster

management line functions;

A Provincial Disaster Management Framework is in its final stage of development; and

A Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Assessment study was conducted.

All the possible hazards as well as high risk areas in the province were identified.


Progress

Government to Government Agreement between Sweden and South Africa (28 June 2005) - In terms of this agreement a Swedish disaster management software package was provided to South Africa free of charge; and

Eastern Cape Pilot Project initiated – will serve as a blueprint for the rest of the country

Regulations on Disaster Management Volunteers and the Provision of Goods and Services – published for comment 2005

Discussions with National Treasury

Discussions with Social Development

Working On Fire

PROGRESS

GENERAL PROGRESS


Current challenges and realities

Two main factors hamper progress –

1.) Financial constraints

Start-up Funding for the establishment of Disaster Management Centres and risk assessments

Capacity Building

Red tape - cumbersome process of releasing funds

2.) Lack of sufficient and qualified personnel

Evaluation of overall progress is currently underway (Evaluation Tools)

CURRENT CHALLENGES AND REALITIES


General assessment 1

Municipalities and their state of readiness

Progress has been made since March 2005.

(in 7 of 9 Provinces – slide 10 )

Irrevocably on track with installation of a uniform, integrated disaster risk management system.

Current challenges and realities should urgently be addressed.

GENERAL ASSESSMENT - 1


General assessment 2

GENERAL ASSESSMENT - 2


Hearings on disaster management municipalities and their state of readiness

Thank you.

HEARINGS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT: MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR STATE OF READINESS


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