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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Disaster Management Act, No. 57 of 2002

Long title


To provide for an integrated and coordinated 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 and rehabilitation; the establishment and functioning of national, provincial and municipal disaster management centres; disaster management volunteers; and matters incidental thereto.

[...amended by Act 2015_016_023_20151215]

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. INTERPRETATION, APPLICATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF ACT
1. Definitions
2. Application of Act
3. Administration of Act

CHAPTER 2. INTERGOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURES AND POLICY FRAMEWORK
4. Intergovernmental Committee on Disaster Management
5. National Disaster Management Advisory Forum
6. National disaster management framework
7. Contents of national disaster management framework

CHAPTER 3. NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Part 1. National disaster management centre
8. Establishment
9. Objective

Administration
10. Appointment of Head
11. Acting head
12. Responsibilities of Head
13. Staff
14. Delegation or assignment

Powers and duties of National Centre
15. General powers and duties
16. Communication links with disaster management role -players
17. Disaster management information system
18. Gathering of information
19. Disaster management plans and strategies
20. Prevention and mitigation
21. Monitoring, measuring performance and evaluating disaster management plans and prevention, mitigation and response initiatives
22. Giving of advice and guidance
23. Classification and recording of disasters
24. Reporting [...Title amended by Act 2015_016_010_20151215 - was entitled "Annual reports"] 

Part 2. Powers and duties of national government
25. Preparation of disaster management plans
26. Responsibilities in event of national disaster
27. Declaration of national state of disaster

CHAPTER 4. PROVINCIAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Part 1. Provincial disaster management framework
28. Provincial disaster management framework

Part 2. Provincial disaster management centres
29. Establishment
30. Powers and duties
31. Head of provincial disaster management centre
31A.Staff of provincial disaster management centre [...inserted by Act 2015_016_012_20151215] 
32. Assistance to National Centre
33. Prevention and mitigation
34. Monitoring, measuring performance and evaluating disaster management plans and prevention, mitigation and response initiatives
35. Disasters occurring or threatening to occur in provinces
36. Annual reports

Part 3. Powers and duties of provincial government
37. Provincial disaster management advisory forum
38. Preparation of disaster management plans
39.. Disaster management plans for provinces
40. Responsibilities in event of provincial disaster
41. Declaration of provincial state of disaster

CHAPTER 5. MUNICIPAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Part 1. Municipal disaster management framework
42. Municipal disaster management framework

Part 2: Municipal disaster management centres
43. Establishment
44. Powers and duties
45. Head of municipal disaster management centre
45A.Staff of municipal disaster management centre [...inserted by Act 2015_016_017_20151215] 
46. Assistance to National Centre and provincial disaster management centre
47. Prevention and mitigation
48. Monitoring, measuring performance and evaluating disaster management plans and prevention, mitigation and response initiatives
49. Disasters occurring or threatening to occur in municipal areas
50. Annual reports

Part 3. Powers and duties of municipal organs of state [... Title amended by Act 2015_016_018_20151215 - was entitled "Powers and duties of municipalities and municipal entities"] 
51. Municipal disaster management advisory forum
52 Preparation of disaster management plans by municipal entities
53. Disaster management plans for municipal areas
54. Responsibilities in event of local disaster
55. Declaration of local state of disaster

CHAPTER 6. FUNDING OF POST -DISASTER RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION
56. Guiding principles
57. National contributions to alleviate effects of local and provincial disasters

CHAPTER 7. DISASTER MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS
58. Disaster management volunteers

CHAPTER 8. MISCELLANEOUS
59. Regulations
60. Offences
61. Indemnity
62. Scope of assistance by organs of state
63. Phasing in of certain provisions of Act
64. Repeal of Act 67 of 1977
65. Short title and commencement

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