Southern Cape Fire Protection Association

Newsletters

The SCFPA will try to produce and distribute a newsletter to its members twice a year. The goal of the newsletters will be to inform our members of what is going in the whole region as well as behind the scenes. Focus will be placed on what happened during the fire season and what you as a land owner can do to prevent wild fires and to be fire ready for the next fire season. Please feel free to download any edition.

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SCFPA Newsletter 10th Edition - November 2014

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Newsletter May 2014

Dear member,

We would like to thank you for your loyal support and welcome all new members to the SCFPA. We are aware that some personal details may change and/or farms may be sold or bought and we kindly request that you contact our offices to make us aware of these changes. It is very important for us to have updated information in case of an emergency and for invoicing. Please see the last page of the newsletter for our contact details.

It has come to our attention that some members would like to be visited by us and we would be more than happy to assist in any way we can. To arrange a visit with one of our area managers or extension officers, please contact our admin office and we will arrange for the relevant person to contact you as soon as possible.

A kind notice to members, membership and joining fees are excluding VAT. Please take note of your invoice for the correct amount payable and use your account/membership number as reference. Thank you to those who have already paid the membership fees for this year. It is important to know that fees do not only go to firefighting on your property or to the presumption of negligence clause in the Act, but it contributes to the safety and awareness of a larger area.  

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Newsletter Nov 2013

Dear member,

Although we have a whole year fire season, summer is upon us and we can expect some high risk days to follow. The previous fire season was accompanied by several wild fires. Most of these fires were the result of negligent actions by landowners or their labours, mostly non-SCFPA members. What is also important is the fact that during our “winter season” many wild fires occurred which was the result of natural causes namely lightning strikes and some occurred due to negligent actions. For this reason, it is very important that all our members must always be prepared and ensure that preventative work is done all year round. We regard most of the areas within the Southern Cape to have an all year fire risk.

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Newsletter Dec 2012

Dear Member,

The fire season has officially started. For the reason we have decided to start the newsletter with the most important information.

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Newsletter Jul 2012

Dear Member,

Six months have passed and much has happened since the publishing of the last edition. The SCFPA is officially a member of the Western Cape Umbrella FPA and our membership fees are paid up in full.

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Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 52.7°F / 11.5°C
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 71%
Pressure: 30.12in / 1020hPa (Rising)
Wind: ESE, 0.0mph / 0.0km/h
Conditions in Bergplaas
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 50°F / 10°C
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 94%
Pressure: 30.04in / 1017hPa (Rising)
Wind: West, 16mph / 26km/h
Conditions in Avontuur
Unknown
Temperature: 53°F / 12°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 76%
Pressure: 30.03in / 1017hPa (Rising)
Wind: West, 13mph / 20km/h
Conditions in Port Elizabeth
Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 57.9°F / 14.4°C
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 64%
Pressure: 29.93in / 1013hPa (Rising)
Wind: NNW, 6.3mph / 10.1km/h
Conditions in Beacon Island Estate
Unknown
Temperature: 53°F / 12°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 76%
Pressure: 30.05in / 1018hPa (Rising)
Wind: WNW, 17mph / 28km/h
Conditions in Pretoria
Overcast
Temperature: 62.2°F / 16.8°C
Conditions: Overcast
Humidity: 79%
Pressure: 30.04in / 1017hPa (Steady)
Wind: SW, 2.0mph / 3.2km/h
Conditions in Annadale
Unknown
Temperature: 65°F / 18°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 55%
Pressure: in / hPa (Falling)
Wind: SE, 2mph / 4km/h
Conditions in Umtata
Unknown
Temperature: 54°F / 12°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 54%
Pressure: in / hPa (Rising)
Wind: South, 5mph / 7km/h
Conditions in Aangenaam
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 49.8°F / 9.9°C
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 85%
Pressure: 30.04in / 1017hPa (Rising)
Wind: NW, 8.1mph / 13.0km/h
Conditions in Karos
Unknown
Temperature: 52°F / 11°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 55%
Pressure: in / hPa (Rising)
Wind: SSW, 17mph / 28km/h
Conditions in Anysberg
Unknown
Temperature: 51°F / 11°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 45%
Pressure: in / hPa (Rising)
Wind: WSW, 5mph / 7km/h
Conditions in Bo-Kouga
Unknown
Temperature: 50°F / 10°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 63%
Pressure: in / hPa (Rising)
Wind: West, 10mph / 17km/h
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Unknown
Temperature: 67°F / 19°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 55%
Pressure: in / hPa (Rising)
Wind: WSW, 5mph / 7km/h
Conditions in Bayview
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 50°F / 10°C
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 94%
Pressure: 30.04in / 1017hPa (Rising)
Wind: West, 16mph / 26km/h
Conditions in Abramskraal
Unknown
Temperature: 53°F / 12°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 20%
Pressure: in / hPa (Rising)
Wind: WSW, 2mph / 4km/h
Conditions in Bergwater
Unknown
Temperature: 51°F / 11°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 48%
Pressure: in / hPa (Rising)
Wind: SW, 8mph / 13km/h
Conditions in Covie
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Temperature: 53°F / 12°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 81%
Pressure: 30.09in / 1019hPa (Rising)
Wind: NW, 6mph / 9km/h
Conditions in Durban
Light Rain
Temperature: 65.5°F / 18.6°C
Conditions: Light Rain
Humidity: 88%
Pressure: 29.83in / 1010hPa (Steady)
Wind: SW, 2.0mph / 3.2km/h
Conditions in Barkly West
Unknown
Temperature: 54.3°F / 12.4°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 36%
Pressure: 30.03in / 1016.8hPa (Rising)
Wind: WNW, 1.6mph / 2.6km/h
Conditions in Barandas
Unknown
Temperature: 45°F / 7°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 82%
Pressure: in / hPa (Rising)
Wind: SSW, 9mph / 15km/h
Conditions in Germiston
Clear
Temperature: 56.8°F / 13.8°C
Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 85%
Pressure: 30.12in / 1020hPa (Steady)
Wind: ESE, 0.0mph / 0.0km/h
Conditions in Arcadia
Overcast
Temperature: 61.2°F / 16.2°C
Conditions: Overcast
Humidity: 80%
Pressure: 30.04in / 1017hPa (Steady)
Wind: NNE, 3.1mph / 5.0km/h
Conditions in Askraal
Unknown
Temperature: 50°F / 10°C
Conditions: Unknown
Humidity: 81%
Pressure: 30.12in / 1020hPa (Rising)
Wind: WNW, 5mph / 7km/h
Conditions in East London
Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 61.3°F / 16.3°C
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 25%
Pressure: 29.87in / 1012hPa (Rising)
Wind: NW, 16.1mph / 25.9km/h

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Southern Cape Fire Protection Association

· Private Bag X12, Knysna 6570
· Tel: 044 302 6912
· Fax: 086 616 1682

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