#WaterWatch

R6b earmarked to deal with 'national disaster' drought crisis

A national contingency plan is in place to deal with the drought crisis in the country.

That's from the Head of the National Disaster Management Centre at the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Dr Mmaphaka Tau's comments come after government declared the current drought a national disaster.

R6-billion rand has been set aside to deal with the crisis.

The money will be accessed through the normal verification processes to cover the whole country.

Dr Mmaphaka Tau, Head National Disaster Management Centre at Dept. of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

We will coordinate multi-sectoral efforts, that will include other entities including NGO's and the private sector.

Dr Mmaphaka Tau, Head National Disaster Management Centre at Dept. of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Dr Tau says R74.8-million has already been allocated to the Western Cape and says meetings are taking place to prioritise how the R6-billion should be spent.

The R6-billion will also take into account whether the projects that are identified do not fall under service delivery programs, which means they might have to be funded by other interventions.

Dr Mmaphaka Tau, Head National Disaster Management Centre at Dept. of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

How will the R6b be spent? Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : R6b earmarked to deal with 'national disaster' drought crisis


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Water woes continue in WC this winter

Water woes continue in WC this winter

Several desalination plants in the Western Cape are not yet in operation.

City of Cape Town proposing a 55% water tariff hike

City of Cape Town proposing a 55% water tariff hike

City of Cape Town Deputy Mayor, Ian Neilson, explains the proposed water tariff hike.

Scientist attributes Western Cape drought to climate change

Scientist attributes Western Cape drought to climate change

Dr Kevin Winter says the drought in the Western Cape and the rest of SA could be the first signs of weather patterns changing.

Govt declares national state of disaster to deal with drought

Govt declares national state of disaster to deal with drought

Cooperative Governance Minister Zweli Mkhize says that a stringent process will be followed to allocate drought relief funds.

No strong case to sue City of Cape Town over Day Zero, says law firm

No strong case to sue City of Cape Town over Day Zero, says law firm

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright answers various legal questions relating to the water crisis, including rights of residents.

Blogger to publish book of curated water tips from locals

Blogger to publish book of curated water tips from locals

Helen Moffett's upcoming book, titled '1001 Water-wise Ways', will be published by independent South African publisher, Bookstorm.

Popular articles
Former Nedbank Chair Reuel Khoza opens up about money, farming and music

Former Nedbank Chair Reuel Khoza opens up about money, farming and music

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Khoza about his attitude and beliefs about money (plus successes and failures, etc.)

Everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong

Everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong

Allon Raiz on “Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind Why Everything You Know about Success Is (Mostly) Wrong”.

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Bokke can become a world-beating squad - Ashwin Willemse

Bokke can become a world-beating squad - Ashwin Willemse

The former Springbok and current rugby commentator gives his perspective on Saturday's game against the All Blacks.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Competition Commission investigates five companies to stamp out price-fixing

Competition Commission investigates five companies to stamp out price-fixing

Commission says investigation into food and agro processing companies is important because of high levels of inequality in SA.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?