Contact Santam 

Hanlie Kroese (Santam)


Muldersdrift FPA – 

Johan Schwartz – 083 433 5822

Orient Weltevrede FPA – 

Theuns Ferreira – 082 824 5758

Rietlaagte FPA – 

Ryan Marsden – 083 324 2651

Doornhoek FPA – 

Mark Aitchison – 083 779 8394

Sector 5 FPA – 

Jaco Du Toit – 073 327 7087 

New Thorndale FPA – 

Liz Palthe – 082 923 2739

Hartebeestfontein FPA – 

Stephan Kruger – 083 548 8676

FPA Info Day and Training Day

Date: 18 May 2024

Time: 10:00 am to 3: 00

Thatch wood pub Magaliesburg

Laws applying to veldt fires in the Rietlaagte area

Fire suppression and recovery plan

The members of the sector in which a fire starts, and the local Fire Brigade, must be notified first. If the fire can’t be controlled by members, notify the Fire Protection Officer, who will then notify the leaders of the other sectors. The landowners on which the fire occurred must guard the fire once it has been extinguished.

Prescribed burning included the burning of firebreaks

Owners intending to conduct a prescribed burn or to burn a firebreak must obtain a Burning Permit from the Fire Protection Officer to conduct the burn at any time between 1 March and 31 October. He or she will also require a permit on any day outside this season if moderate or higher fire danger is predicted for that day. Notify your neighbours and the Fire Protection Officers at least 24 hours before you light any fire and keep an eye on weather conditions. Make sure someone is in attendance for the whole time fire is lit. Observe all conditions of your Fire Permit.

Conditions for the issuing of Permits to Burn

No fire will be made, without the necessary permission, given by the FPA Fire Officer.

Special precautions applicable

When the Minister has published a warning in terms of the Fire Protection Associations, no person may light, use or maintain a fire in the open air in the region where the fire danger is high.

Please report fire incidents to the Area Chairman