DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 57 OF 2002: DECLARATION OF A NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER: IMPACT OF SEVERE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CONSTRAINT
Notice Title: Disaster Management Act, 57 of 2002 (“DMA”): Declaration of a National State of Disaster: Impact of Severe Electricity Supply Constraint
Government Notice: GN 3020 in GG 48009 on 9 February 2023
Commencing date: 9 February 2023
Considering the magnitude, severity and progression of the severe electricity supply constraint and the substantial impact caused by the severe electricity supply constraint and following the classification of this electricity supply constraint by the Head of the National Disaster Management Centre (“NDMC”) as a national state of disaster to prevent the possible progression to a total blackout from occurring and taking into account the possibility to augment existing measures already undertaken by the organs of state to deal with electricity supply constraint:
The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (“the Minister”), designated under section 3 of the DMA, in terms of:
- Section 27(1) of the DMA declared a national state of disaster having recognised that special circumstances exist to warrant the declaration of a national state of disaster; and
- Section 27(2), read with section 27(3) of the DMA, may, when required, make regulations, and issue directions or authorise the issuing of directions concerning the matters listed there, only to the extent that it is necessary for the purpose of –
- Assisting and protecting the public
- Providing relief to the public
- Protecting property
- Preventing or combating disruption; or
- Dealing with the destructive nature and other effects of the disaster.
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