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Disaster & Emergency Management Services Department

Emergency Services, which deals with:

Emergency Services, which deals with: Fire Fighting Services Ambulance Services Rescue Services

Disaster Management and Emergency Communication Services deals with:

  • Disaster management pro-active measures - prevention, mitigation and preparedness
  • Disaster management re-active measures – response, relief, recovery, rehabilitation, reconstruction and development
  • Emergency call taking and dispatching services


Office of the HoD

This position is vacant.

Emergency Services

This division, under Mhlengi Makhubalo is responsible for fire fighting, rescue services, handling of hazardous material incidents

Disaster Management

Planning for and prevention of, as well as managing and responding to disasters is the role of this division which is headed by Erika Swart.

Governance and Compliance

The responsibility of this division, led by Boitumelo Mona, is to advise on corporate governance principles and the implementation of governance programmes

Support Services

Mary Lekgau is responsible for the likes of issues related to HR, Finance, strategy and departmental KPIs within the Department of Disaster and Emergency Management Services.

Department Contacts

Office of the HoD:

Disaster Management:

Support Services:

Emergency Services:

Governance and Compliance: