Ecological burn in Tamboerskloof

The German International School in Bay View Avenue, Tamboerskloof, has issued a notice of an ecological burn to take place in the first two weeks of April depending on the weather.

Application has been made to obtain the required burning permit from both City Health’s Air Quality Management Unit and City Fire and Rescue Services, which will be valid until the end of April. The vegetation on the site to be burned is invasive and indigenous vegetation. The school said the burn will help to rejuvenate new fynbos growth and remove the dangers of fires due to old dead brush. The reduction and removal of the biomass by burning will assist in the re-establishment of the indigenous vegetation and ensure the success of all follow up operations to control any alien species that regrow on the site. Lastly it will reduce the fuel load in the veld during fire season particularly in the event of wildfires.

Any comments or objections to the application must be sent to Mahjiedah Cornelis at Mahjiedah.Cornelis@capetown.gov.za by Friday February 21 or call 021 590 5200 for more information.