Managing social conflict risk

Phuhlisani has been working with a team from the Cape Winelands Disaster Management Centre to develop a draft MOA which aims to:

  •  put in place protocols and mechanisms for escalating management and financial responsibility for social conflict disaster events upwards from:

o    the Breede River, Drakenstein, Langeberg, Stellenbosch, and Witzenberg Local Municipalities to the Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) and the District Disaster Management Centre (DDMC) established in terms of Section 43 of the Disaster Management Act (No. 57 of 2002) hereafter referred to as the DMA;

o    the CWDM and the DDMC to the Western Cape Department of Local Government (WCDLG) and the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) established in terms of Section 29 of the DMA;

o    From the WCDLG and the PDMC to the National Disaster Management Centre which has been established as an institution through Section 8 of the DMA which is located within the National Department of Local Governance and Traditional Affairs.

         clarify the roles and responsibilities of state actors across the three spheres of government with respect to the management of social conflict risk;

         set out how these roles and responsibilities change across the different phases of the disaster risk management cycle;

         propose a code of conduct for managing the relationships between state and non state actors to ensure coordinated state and civil society responses to social conflict disaster events.

The MOA is currently under review before being circulated more widely.

Promoting dialogue and social cohesion
Promoting dialogue and social cohesion
Posted: 5/6/2011 (4:50:22 AM)

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