The Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: part panacea or ready recipe for disaster?
Van Wyk, J
SA Public Law
Floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, explosions, runaway fires, and transportation and other accidents are all occurrences with which we are familiar, if only vicariously. These events can presumably all be categorised as ‘disasters’. But can the same be said for the dumping of hazardous waste, ships running aground, farm invasions and large-scale evictions, major traffic accidents and the issue of cross-border or internal refugees? When is an event considered a ‘disaster’, who determines that an event is a ‘disaster’, who can do what to prepare for the ‘disaster‘ and what can be done to alleviate the effects of the disaster after it has happened?
Disaster Management, South Africa Law, Act 57 Of 2002
Van Wyk, J & Boshoff,B. 2003 The Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: part panacea or ready recipe for disaster?SA Public Law. Vol. 18 No. 2 pp. 464-474.