House Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the House-
1) notes that shack fires are an increasingly common occurrence in the informal settlements of the City of Ekurhuleni;
2) acknowledges that the vulnerable community members residing in these informal settlements suffer huge trauma every time these fires occur, leaving them destitute and bereft of their personal belongings;
3) further notes that important documents, such as birth certificates, identity documents and the South African Social Security Agency cards, are destroyed during such disasters;
4) encourages the city to enter into memoranda of understanding with the Department of Home Affairs, Department of Health and the South African Social Security Agency to dispatch emergency response services to a disaster zones within 48 hours.