Analysis of legislation related to disaster risk reduction in South Africa
While South Africa is subject to a wide variety of natural and human-induced hazards, the three that occur most frequently – floods, droughts and fires – are all associated with water, its excess or its lack. South Africa is a water-stressed country and lack of sufficient water is the most significant resource constraint on development. Climate change projections over the next 50 years, moreover, predict that the western parts of the country will become drier and the eastern parts wetter, with an increase in temperatures in the interior and increased frequency of extreme weather events.
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a central focus of the DMA for “disaster management” is defined as meaning “a continuous and integrated multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary process of planning and implementation of measures aimed at: (a) preventing or reducing the risk of disasters; (b) mitigating the severity or consequences of disasters; (c) emergency preparedness; (d) a rapid and effect response to disasters; and (e) post disaster recovery and rehabilitation.”
 
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
south_africa_drr_law_case_study.pdf 1 MB

Related Resources

Case Study, Report
19 Nov 2020
This case study describes how the data and results of the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) were presented to and discussed with members of communities targeted by the Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Program of the Philippin...
Tags: Case Study, Report, Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, Community Engagement and Accountability, Community Risk Assessment, Flood, Resilience
Report, Research
21 Jul 2015
This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by the University of Development Studies, Ghana in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Res...
Tags: Report, Research, Resilience
Report
09 Feb 2015
This report by Anna Lindley, Lecturer in Migration and Development at SOAS, University of London, focuses on the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and the environmental, political, and structural dimensions and processes underlying it. The multi-causal...
Tags: Report, Drought, Food Security, Livelihoods