featured image

Representatives from the Free State Province and the Xhariep Municipality Disaster Management Team visited the PE office and Zanemvula project on 26 and 27 November. Nicholas Tsewu welcomed Ms C Tlali, Chief Director Housing Performance & Management, Free State Department of Human Settlements, and the Xhariep team, Mr TC Chabe (manager: disaster management) and Mr Eugene Prince (coordinator: disaster management). 

We began interacting with the Xhariep Disaster Management team in January 2012 to get a better understanding of the delivery of disaster management services.  The purpose of the visit in November was to gain a better understanding of our role in implementing a large-scale project, namely the Zanemvula Multi-Purpose Community Centre, as part of Xhariep’s 2012/13 disaster management plan is to deliver a community centre.

The workshop included a presentation by our internal management team on lessons and experiences of the Zanemvula project, as well as a meeting with the Nelson Mandela Bay Disaster Management Team and a tour of their centralised safety and security control centre, followed by a visit to the Zanemvula multi-purpose centre.