An inter-governmental task team has been deployed to coordinate the roll-out of relief efforts to about 150 household affected by flooding due to heavy rains across several villages around Brits in the North West province.
A hundred houses and internal roads in Segwaelane are reportedly affected by flooding as a result of heavy rains and the opening of sluice valves at the Hartbeespoortdam which was overflowing.
A team from the Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport is on the ground to conduct inspections of all bridges in Segwaelane, Majakaneng, Mothotlung,Oukasie, Maboloka, Bapong, Letlhabile, Mmakau and Premindia.
Traffic officers have been posted to monitor danger roads to recommend alternative routes to motorists.
The Madibeng Local and Bojanala Platinum District Municipality with support of the Provincial Disaster Management has provided temporary shelter, blankets and tents to the affected families.
South African Social Security Agency which is part of the Joint Operation Centre that include the Department of Human Settlements, Public Safety & Liaison and the South African Police Services has started processing social relief of distress grants to the affected families.
The Provincial Disaster Management Centre is on high alert as the South African Weather Service has predicted more heavy rains in the province over the next few days.
SOURCE: South African Official News