Controlled Burns to be done

Residents of Green Point, Bakoven, Clifton, Vredehoek, Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof and Signal Hill are likely to smell smoke when the City of Cape Town’s fire management department does controlled burns in the northern, central and southern sections of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) in coming weeks.

The burns will consist only of allocated stacks of wood and cut vegetation. Stack burning usually takes place in colder and wetter months between May and October, and only after sufficient rain has fallen.

As burning will take place at several sites and be dependent on the wea- ther, it will not be possible to notify every homeowner in advance about the exact day of the burn.

No burning will occur in strong winds or over weekends or public holidays.

Landowners have the right to object to the proposed open burning in writing to the air quality management department by calling 021 590 5200 or faxing objections to 021 590 5215; or via email to

For more information, call Table Mountain National Park fire manager Philip Prins at 021 689 7438/9 or visit www