National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill

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Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

The Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries invites you to submit written comments on the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill [B24 – 2021].

The Bill seeks: to amend the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998, so as to:
▪ amend and insert certain definitions;
▪ provide for the facilitation of the formation of fire protection associations by a municipality or a traditional council;
▪ compel a municipality, state owned enterprise, public entity or other organ of state which owns land to join the fire protection associations;
▪ extend the powers of entry, search, seizure and arrest to peace officers and traditional leaders;
▪ amend the title of the Act to the National Veldfire Act; and to provide for matter connected therewith.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Tyhileka Madubela at veldandforestfirebill@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 18 March 2022.

In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms Tyhileka Madubela on cell 083 709 8401
 

Issued by Ms AF Muthambi, MP Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries



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