March 23, 2016

Who to contact for advice on listed activities in the Breedekloof Area

Cultivation of new lands on virgin ground or old lands that have not been worked and are older than 10 years.

Legislation:

Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act, 1983 (No 43 of 1983) and

National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)(107 of 1998)

Contact:

  • LandCare
  • CapeNature

Do not plough 100m or 100 year floodline (whichever is greatest on either side of a river or 500m from a wetland

Legislation:

National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)(107 of 1998)

Contact:

  • BOCMA
  • LandCare
  • CapeNature

Implementing a planned burn or burning stacked material.

Legislation:

National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (No 101 of 1998).

Obtain a permit from National Dept. of Agriculture, and notify the District Council Fire Chief and CapeNature before implementing a planned burn. If a Fire Protection Association (FPA) has been formed for the area, then permission must also be obtained from the FPA. You are also required to inform the neighbours before commencing a burn.

Contact:

  • Cape Winelands Fire Chief
  • CapeNature
  • LandCare

Using heavy machinery in a river.

Altering the beds, banks, course and characteristics of a watercourse may not be done without a license (including in-stream dams, berms and retention walls).

National Water Act, 1998 (No 36 of 1998).

National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)(107 of 1998)

Contact:

  • Breede Overberg Catchment Management Agency (BOCMA)
  • LandCare
  • CapeNature

Get a certificate of adequate enclosure from CapeNature before introducing game that did not historically occur in the Western Cape.

Contact:

  • CapeNature

Obtain a permit from CapeNature before stocking a dam with fish, regardless of whether the intention is to stock indigenous or exotic fish.

Contact:

  • CapeNature

CONTACT:

LandCare:

Rudolph Roscher: 023 347 1003,RudolphR@elsenburg.com

Johan van der Merwe: 023 347 1003,

CapeNature:

Garth Mortimer: 023 349 6755,gmortimer@capenature.co.za

Arnelle van Noie 021 871 1535, avannoie@capenature.co.za

Cape Winelands District Fire Chief:

Hermie Visser: 082 573 6971, hvisser@capewinelands.gov.za

Breede Overberg Catchment Management Agency (BOCMA)

Elkerine Rousouw: 023 3478127,erossouw@bocma.co.za

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