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PROHIBITIONS ON CONTROLLED BURNING AND OPEN FIRES

Number: 187/2017
Start date:
01 November 2017
Closing date:
28 February 2018

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY (EC108)

 NOTICE NUMBER: 187/2017

 DIRECTORATE: SOCIAL SERVICES

 PROHIBITIONS ON CONTROLLED BURNING AND OPEN FIRES

 

The Eastern Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre (EC-PDMC) a directorate within the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), in conjunction with the Eastern Cape Umbrella Fire Protection Association (ECUFPA) hereby advises that no burning or open fires, as defined, are permitted as from the 1st November 2017 until the 28th February 2018 for Kouga Municipality.

Burning will be allowed under the following strict conditions:  

  • The Chief Fire Officers or the Fire Prevention Officer of the Local Municipality must approve all burning operations according to their respective burning permit systems.
  • Landowners must apply a minimum of seven (7) days prior to burning for pre-approval.
  • Final approval for burning must be obtained on the day of the burn.  
  • All bordering landowners must be informed of burning operations in terms of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act (Act 101 of 1998) (NVFFA).
  • The National Veld Forest Fire Act (NVFFA) places a duty on all landowners to have all precautions in place to prevent a fire from spreading or causing damage. 

The public is urged to be extremely vigilant and to report any fires to Kouga Municipality at 042 2910250 or, alternatively, to the Ambulance services at 10177 or Police services at 10111.

Any persons contravening this notice may be liable and face prosecution under the Fire Brigade Services Act 99 of 1987, National Veld and Forest Fire Act 101 of 1998) or any other applicable legislation.

 

MR. C. DU PLESSIS                                                                      P.O. Box 21

MUNICIPAL MANAGER                                                              JEFFREYS BAY 6330