The department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has noted reports by the public and a number of agencies on the minor earthquake that took place yesterday and this morning in parts of the province.
The department has established contact with the Council for Geoscience which is a legislated body to determine the extent of tremors and potential impacts in the affected areas.
The department is liaising with all disaster management teams in the Districts to assess whether there was any damage to infrastructure.
So far no injuries or fatalities have been reported.
We wish to call for calm amongst all communities.
The disaster management machinery is monitoring the situation and will be available for deployment where necessary.
Issued by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala