Protection Services

FIRE AND RESCUE

This department is responsible for:Jaws of Life

  • extinguishing fires
  • removal of dangerous animals such as snakes and bees
  • after-hours contact point for all municipal incidents and reports such as water leaks and electricity outages.

Contact Fire and Rescue Emergencies: +27 (0)44 302 8911

Contact Chief Fire Officer:
Mr Clinton Manuel
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 8907
Email: cmanuel@knysna.gov.za

TRAFFIC
Traffic Bronwell websiteThis department works in cooperation with provincial and other traffic and emergency services and is responsible  for traffic-related tasks including:

  • point duty to direct traffic
  • enforcement of local, provincial and national traffic laws and regulations
  • placing of traffic signage according to local, provincial and national traffic laws and regulations

LAW ENFORCEMENT
This department works in cooperation with provincial and other law enforcement and emergency services and is responsible for law enforcement regarding:

  • relevant municipal by-laws
  • loitering
  • animals (including barking dogs and problem baboons)
  • unruly and drunken behaviour in streets and public amenities
  • vandalism

Report baboons on or near the urban edge by phoning +27 (0)44 302 6551 or +27 (0)44 302 8911 (after hours).

Read more about Dealing with Baboons.

Contact Head Traffic and Law Enforcement:

Traffic Chief
Mr Anthony Bans
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6361
Email: abans@knysna.gov.za

Acting Superintendent Traffic
Mr Denver LaVack
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6551
Email: dlavack@knysna.gov.za

Acting Superintendent Law Enforcement
Ms Lorraine Witbooi
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6551
Email: traffic@knysna.gov.za

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
This department works in coordination with other local, regional and even national disaster management and emergency services in cases mostly related to natural disasters such as flooding, fire and extreme wind conditions.

Contact Acting Manager Protection Services:
Mr Richard Meyer
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6426
Email: rmeyer@knysna.gov.za

Contact Head Disaster Management and Social Services:
Mr Richard Meyer
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6426
Email: rmeyer@knysna.gov.za

DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN – 17-02-2014