THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT 57 of 2002: MEASURES TO ADDRESS, PREVENT AND COMBAT THE SPREAD OF COVID -19
The Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 intends 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.