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OUR PARTNERS

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a key funder and partner of the goFPA, through the GEF Fynbos Fire Project. It was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems.

www.thegef.org

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The UNDP is serving as the implementer of GEF Fynbos Fire Project funding in South Africa. The UNDP works in nearly 170 countries, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

www.undp.org.za

THE FYNBOSFIRE PROJECT

The GEF FynbosFire Project aims to reduce the risk of wildfire in fynbos by building the capacity of fire protection associations (FPAs) and communities at risk to undertake Integrated Fire Management (IFM), through funding from the GEF Special Climate Change Fund. The project has supported the launch of the goFPA.

www.fynbosfire.org.za

WORKING ON FIRE

Supplier for Aerial Firefighting Resources to the Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre and Overberg and Overstrand Fire & Rescue.

www.workingonfire.org

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

The national Department of Environmental Affairs is a partner in the GEF FynbosFire project. It works to transform the country’s approach to environmental protection, while balancing this with socio-economic development.

www.environment.gov.za

WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT

The Western Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to the people of the Western Cape, to ensure that citizens of the province have access to the services, facilities and information they need.

www.westerncape.gov.za

OVERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

The ODM is a category C municipality comprising of Cape Agulhas, Overstrand, Swellendam and Theewaterskloof municipalities.

www.odm.org.za

OVERSTRAND LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

The Overstrand Local Municipality covers more than 1700 square kilometres over the Hermanus, Gansbaai and Stanford area.

www.overstrand.gov.za

SANPARKS

South African National Parks (SANParks) manages a system of parks which represents the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of the country.

www.sanparks.org

CAPENATURE

CapeNature is a public institution with the statutory responsibility for biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape. It is governed by the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board Act 15 of 1998 and mandated to: promote and ensure nature conservation; render services and provide facilities for research and training; and generate income.

www.capenature.co.za

AGULHAS BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE

ABI is a landscape initiative operating across the Overberg. This voluntary association brings government, the private sector and other partners together, to secure a productive healthy natural environment in the Overberg.

www.agulhasbiodiversity.co.za

OVERBERG AGRI

Overberg Agri is an agricultural company that primarily earns its revenue from agriculture. Its vision is to be the business partner of choice in the sector.

www.overbergagri.co.za

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

LCES: Your wildfire defence strategy

At EVERY fire you participate in fighting, PLEASE bear this acronym in mind: LCES. It’ll help you to stay safe. It’s one of the most important defence strategies against an unpredictable wildfire. LCES must be updated and amended, as the fire’s behaviour and movements change. Stay on top of

Meet the new Divisional Commanders

Daniel de Kock is the new Divisional Commander in the Swellendam district for Overberg Fire & Rescue. Daniel joins the Overberg team from Breede Valley Fire and Rescue in Worcester. Working as a fire-fighter isn’t simply a job for Daniel: it’s a dream come true, as he chose this

Do’s and don’ts of a Red Day

There’s no higher wildfire threat level than a Red Day. You’ll know we’re facing a Red Day in the Overberg, by keeping an eye on our daily Fire Danger Index. When you see red, it means we’ll be experiencing a hot day, with low humidity and very strong winds – the perfect combination for

CONTACT goFPA

Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

+27 (0) 28 425 1690

GIVE

You can get involved by providing goods to energise our fire-fighters. Here’s a list of non-perishable items you can drop off – that help sustain our fire-fighters working hard to protect our homes and nature

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