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2014 BURNING PROHIBITIONS
IN TERMS OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE NATIONAL VELD AND FOREST FIRE ACT 101 OF 1998
LOWVELD AND ESCARPMENT FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
DAFF REGISTRATION NUMBER  871/01/01

The Lowveld & Escarpment Fire Protection Association (LEFPA) hereby declares a period of extraordinary fire hazard and therefore directs:

  1. That, within the boundaries of the LEFPA and the Ehlanzeni District, no person shall from

 1 June 2014 up to and including 31 October 2014 make a fire in the open air, or, if such a fire has been made, allow it to continue to burn or add fuel thereto, otherwise than:

    1. fires made within a demarcated picnic or camping area or caravan park, or holiday resort, but only at places within such an area which have been specifically prepared and maintained for that purpose; provided that such fires are properly extinguished with water and/or sand;
    2. fires for the preparation of food on residential stands;
    3. fires made on residential and industrial stands in proclaimed townships;
    4. fires made for initiation school purposes, but only at places which have been specially prepared and maintained for that purpose to prevent fires from spreading.

 

  1. That, within the boundaries of LEFPA and the Ehlanzeni District, no person shall from 1 June 2014 up to and including 31 October 2014 destroy by burning slash originating from any timber plantation or self-sown exotic trees and or alien invasive plants.
  1. That, within the boundaries of LEFPA and the Ehlanzeni District, no person shall from 1 June 2014 up and including 31 October 2014 destroy by burning residue, cultivated crop fields and veld, clear or maintain a fire belt by burning or execute block burns, unless a burning permit has been obtained from LEFPA.

 

  1. That in terms of Chapter 7, Article 25 of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act 101 of 1998, persons find guilty of  

offences will be subject to a minimum fine of R5000.00.

 

 

MR S SELOGILOE
FIRE PROTECTION OFFICER, LEFPA

 

 

 

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