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23 November 2013
On Saturday 23 November 2013, six of the Disaster Risk Management Volunteer Units took part in the Inter-Unit First Aid Competition. The units that participated were from Atlantis, Milnerton, Macassar, Melton Rose, Plumstead and Fish Hoek. More...

11 October 2013
The focus of this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction, on 11 October 2013, is on those living with disability. Approximately one billion people in the world live with a disability, and can offer unique contributions to help reduce the risk of disasters and... More...

City to train 30 community members as trauma support officers to celebrate UN International Day for Disaster Reduction
12 October 2012
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman J.P. Smith, will officiate at the launch of the ‘Women and Girls: The (in)Visible Force of Resilience’ project... More...

City’s Early Warning System assists with Flood Risk Management
20 March 2012
The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Centre has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Swartland Municipality to institute an Early Warning System that will alert them should the Diep River flood. More...

City provides relief to victims of Langa fire
6 March 2012
The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Response teams are providing humanitarian relief in the form of food parcels, blankets and clothing to victims of a fire in Langa that occurred on Monday, 5 March 2012. More...

fire_thumb.jpgOne person dies in fire in Khayelitsha
30 October 2011
A fire occurred at 02:04 this morning Sunday, 30 October 2011 at the Nolungile Railway Station, Site C Khayelitsha. The blaze destroyed five (5) shacks, leaving 15 people displaced. In the fire one adult male was burnt beyond recognition
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Fire leaves 50 people displaced in Khayelitsha
28 October 2011
A fire occurred at 16:55 yesterday afternoon at the informal settlement area next to the Nolungile Railway Station, Lansdowne Road, Site C Khayelitsha. The City’s Fire and Rescue Services arrived within minutes after the receipt of the emergency call... More...

United Nations’ Making Cities Resilient campaign
10 October 2011
The City of Cape Town has partnered with the Provincial Department of Local Government and the National Department of Cooperative Governance to organise, fund and participate in the three-day United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) 2011 Campaign. More...

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