National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill B22-2016

3rd June 2016 By: Yolande Botes - Creamer Media Assistant Chief Operating Officer and Personal Assistant to the Publishing Editor

To amend the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 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 matter connected therewith.