Local Government Profile

Durban, South Africa  
Durban
Size
2297 km2
Population
3.600,000
GDP
24,6 billion USD
Hazard Types
Tornado, Technical Disaster, Storm Surge, Land Slide, Flood, Drought
Name of Mayor
His Worship James Nxumalo
  • "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" His Worship James Nxumalo

  • 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 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

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