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Media Advisory: SAHRC Eastern Cape to host a stakeholder engagement with COGTA and human settlements on areas affected by floods within the province

21 November 2022
Attention: Editors and Reporters

In April, disruptive and heavy rains led to localized flooding of vulnerable settlements, infrastructure, roads, low-lying areas and bridges within the Eastern Cape Province. Damage has been specifically reported to areas within the Alfred Nzo District, Chis Hani, Amathole as well as the Joe Gqabi and OR Tambo District Municipalities respectively. In view thereof, the SAHRC Eastern Cape provincial office has conducted monitoring visits in areas including Libode, Centane as well as the King Sabatha Dalindyebo District’s surrounding villages in order to assess the damage caused to these areas by the floods.

The Eastern Cape provincial office has had several initial engagements with key stakeholders from April, this was to monitor the response to the floods and map out areas for urgent intervention.
This engagement will ascertain the progress made on disbursing relief packages to affected communities, as well as the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure.
The stakeholder engagement will be held as follows:
Date: 22nd of November 2022
Time:  14H00 – 16H00
Venue: Eastern Cape Provincial Office Boardroom

The stakeholder engagement will include participants from Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Department of Human Settlements, and will be chaired by Commissioner P. Ntuli.

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For further information, contact the SAHRC Provincial Manager, Dr Eileen Carter @ 043 722 7828/072 638 9016 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Advocacy and Research Officer, Zukiswa N Mqakanya @ 043 722 7828 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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