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‘Where is the money?’ DA says disaster funds have not yet reached KZN flood victims – The Citizen

So stringent is the process for provinces and municipalities to access disaster funds, that it takes a bureaucratic journey. In terms of government stipulations, flood-ravaged KwaZulu-Natal is required to make an application to the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) and the department of human settlements (DHS). Only after verification of an application by the NDMC and the DHS is the application sent to the National Treasury to release the funds. Despite President Cyril Ramaphosa having pledged R1 billion towards a relief effort in the wake of last month’s devastating floods in KZN, the DA on Monday claimed that no tangible…

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