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Challenges to disaster risk reduction: A study of stakeholders’ perspectives in Imizamo Yethu, South Africa | Roth | Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies
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Challenges to disaster risk reduction: A study of stakeholders’ perspectives in Imizamo Yethu, South Africa

Ann-Sofie Roth, Per Becker

Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies; Vol 3, No 2 (2011), 443-452. doi: 10.4102/jamba.v3i2.41

Submitted: 25 April 2011
Published:  25 April 2011


South Africa is a complex and dynamic society, with overwhelming and increasing problems with disaster risk in the vulnerable urban communities in and around its rapidly growing metropolitan centres. The purpose of this study is to improve the understanding of the challenges for disaster risk reduction in such communities. It focuses on the case of Imizamo Yethu, in the Western Cape, in order to build theory that is grounded in the empirical realities of stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction there. The result points towards five interrelated key challenges, which must be concurrently addressed through large-scale development efforts. Without such investments, it is unlikely that disaster risks can be reduced to tolerable levels.

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Ann-Sofie Roth, Dept. of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University, Sweden
Per Becker, Training Regions Research Centre Lund University Centre for Risk Assessment and Management, Lund University, Sweden


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