Local Government Profile
Durban - South Africa
 
 
His Worship James Nxumalo
MAYOR
The eThekwini Municipality's vision is to become Africa's most caring and liveable city. Promoting sustainability through disaster risk reduction strategies underlines our commitment to this vision
Website of the city : www.durban.gov.za/
Size : 2297 km2 sq km
Population : 2011 - 3,600,000
Hazards : Tornado, Technical Disaster, Storm Surge, Land Slide, Flood, Drought
HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
The Municipality could encounter hazards and associated risks relating to technological, meteorological, biological, geological and human caused events. The city has experienced four declared meteorological disasters between present date and march 2007. Most prevalent vulnerability condition is poverty in severely marginalised communities.
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
The City is developing the process to undertake a comprehensive risk assessment. Hazard and risk awareness programmes being rolled out in marginalised communities. Disaster Management Centre established and acts as a repository for all disaster managemen