Preventing wildfire through this innovative partnership

Preventing wildfire through this innovative partnership

The Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association is teaming up with solar energy finance company, Sun Exchange, to tackle the ever-increasing threat of wildfire. It’s a first-of-its-kind partnership for both the goFPA and Sun Exchange. Through the deal, Sun Exchange...
World Water Day: Tips for fire management in wetlands

World Water Day: Tips for fire management in wetlands

The Overberg is well known for its fynbos and renosterveld. But less is known about the important wetlands you’ll find in the district – and the role they play in securing water for Overberg inhabitants.  These wetlands face numerous threats. Topping that list are the...
Why ecological burns?

Why ecological burns?

Some fires you may see burning across the Overberg (March and early April) are actually ecological burns. These are prescribed burns that take extensive planning and resources. That’s not least to help reduce the risks of burning come fire season.   Why do we...