FIREGUARD CONSTRUCTION; FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As we approach yet another dry season, let us be proactive and protect our properties from the possibility of veld fires. One way of achieving this is through constructing standard fireguards right round your property. These are some of the frequently asked questions regarding fireguard construction and the answers have been provided.

What is a fireguard?

Itis a belt of not less than 9 metres that is cleared of all inflammable materials in order to control the spread ofveld fires.Fireguards are essential for protecting and safeguarding veldts, property and lives of various living organisms including human beings. However, many land users or property owners do not prioritize the construction of fireguards.It is a statutory requirement that any land user or property owner should put in place fire prevention mechanisms and one of them is the construction of standard fireguards.

 

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CONCERNS ON MERCURY POLLUTION

The world perspective on mercury pollution-Minamata Convention

Mercury and mercury compounds have long been known to be toxic to humans, other organisms and the environment. Considering that mercury bio accumulates in the environment, its adverse impacts on the environment were evident in countries like Japan causing the Minamata disease as well as the Niigata Minamata disease.

The negative impacts of mercury gave rise to the promulgation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury of October 2013. The convention is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. The convention was a result of international action aimed at managing mercury in an efficient, effective and coherent manner, while member states work towards its total elimination.

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