South Africa declares national disaster after rain, flood damage

Following torrential rains in several parts of the country.
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South Africa has declared a national disaster after torrential rains in several parts of the country resulted in deaths, flooding and damage to property and infrastructure, according to a notice in the Government Gazette.

Declaring a national disaster lays the basis for financial and humanitarian aid by the government. It is separate from the national state of disaster that’s been in place since March 2020 to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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There needs to be more meat to this story. One has to wonder if declaring a national disaster without full disclosure of the actual events is a way of explaining away missing funding when the time comes to balance the books. I, personally don’t trust anything coming from the mouths of our current government. Declaring National Disasters has become a regular occurrence under the ANC yet very little focus or action is given to the actual causes. The biggest National Disaster in this country is the theft and corruption that appears to be ongoing unabated by the ruling party and their connections. When will this end.

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