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The capacity of personnel in disaster risk management in South African municipalities
Since 1994, fundamental transformation in South Africa in terms of disaster risk reduction taken place. The transformation process led to the promulgation of the Disaster Management Act (57/2002) (DMA) that introduced a ...
Disability and disaster risk reduction as an incongruent matrix: lessons from rural Zimbabwe
The policy thrust of disaster risk reduction initiatives is in many instances tailored towards able-bodied people. This is at the expense of those challenged in many facets such as physically, mentally and other forms of ...
Views from the frontline: a critical assessment of local risk governance in South Africa
(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013)
In 2005 the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction introduced the ‘Hyogo Framework for Action’ (HFA) aimed at mainstreaming disaster risk reduction. Subsequently, the ‘Global Network for Disaster ...