National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill [B22-2016]

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Submissions are now closed (since 04 August 2017)

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites you to submit written submissions on the National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill [B22-2016].

The Bill seeks to amend the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act No. 101 of 1998), so as to amend and insert certain definitions; to provide for the facilitation of the formation of fire protection associations by a municipality or a traditional council; to compel a municipality, state-owned enterprise, public entities or other organ of State which owns land to join the fire protection associations; to extend the powers of entry, search, seizure and arrest to peace officers and traditional leaders; to amend the title of the Act to National Veldfire Act; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Public Hearings on the Bill will be held on Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

Comments can be emailed to by no later than Friday, 04 August 2017.
Persons interested in making oral submissions should indicate this

Enquiries can be sent to or fax: 086 694 3529, telephone: (021) 403 3765 or 083 709 8391