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Advanced certificate in disaster risk management


South Africa faces increasing levels of disaster risk. It is exposed to a wide range of weather hazards, including drought, cyclones and severe storms that can trigger widespread hardship and devastation. In addition, South Africa’s extensive coastline and proximity to shipping routes present numerous marine and coastal threats. Similarly, our shared borders with six Southern African neighbours present both natural and human- induced cross- boundary risks, as well as humanitarian assistance obligations in times of emergency.

The Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act no 57 of 2002) recognises the wide-ranging opportunities in South Africa to avoid and reduce disaster losses through the concerted energies and efforts of all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector.


1. Introduction to disaster risk management (30)
2. Disaster project management (30)
3. Disaster Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Planning (30)
4. Strategic Disaster Risk Management for Crowd Management (30)

Total credit value = 120



Geographical coverage



The duration of the course is three months (3 months) covering four modules and assessment an component.

Tuition & cost

R7000.00 per module, per contact session


For more information contact:

Ms Michelle Enslin
Tel: 011 950 4272

Last updated

28 Jul 2010


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  • Type University programme
  • Level Certificate/Diploma
  • Location(s) South Africa

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