Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
The classification of drought as a national disaster has been revoked.
The cooperative governance and traditional affairs department announced the revocation in Government Gazette 43526.
The declaration of the drought as a national disaster was made in terms of the Disaster Management Act earlier this year.
According to the notice, the decision to revoke was made following consultation with the relevant Provincial Disaster Management Centres and after reassessing the magnitude and severity of the drought conditions in the country.
The National Disaster Management Centre called on organs of state, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, communities and individuals to cooperate with government in implementing drought resilience and climate change adaptation measures to reduce the impact of drought.