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ADVANTAGES OF MEMBERSHIP

THE ADVANTAGES

  • Presumed not negligent in civil proceedings against FPA members for veld fires that started on or spread from their property
  • Institutions like RSA Agri, Agri Western Cape and insurance companies support, and in some cases require, active participation in an FPA
  • IPW, GLOBALGAP and HACCP accreditations require membership

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Fees for the financial year 01 May 2023 – 30 April 2024

  • R200 (excl VAT) once off joining fee for new members.
    A penalty fee of R200 for late payment by existing members will be due after end June.
  • R980 (excl VAT) annual Membership Fee per Property / Business unit / Unit in a Home Owners Association
  • R5080 (excl VAT) annual fee per municipality.
  • R2.80 p/ha (excl VAT) annual Membership Fee for State land (subject to standardisation by WCUFPA)
  • R37 p/km (excl VAT) annual Membership Fee for road, rail & power lines (subject to standardisation by WCUFPA)

The annual CPI (consumer price index) is used as guideline for the increase of fees on a yearly basis.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Full payment is due within 3 months of financial year end (ie by end of June annually) or within 90 days of invoice. Failure to do so will require reapplication including the payment of the joining fee.

WFPA RULES

WFPA Rules (Click here for PDF)

    • Reporting of fires
    • Access for firefighters to property
    • Fire breaks
    • Prescribed/controlled burning
    • Invasive Alien Plant Clearing
    • Minimum firefighting requirements
    • Communications
    • Mutual aid agreements
    • ​Cooking/warming fires & designated fireplaces
    • Smoking
    • Training

FMU (FIRE MANAGEMENT) & WARDS