AFIS Disclaimer

Important Disclaimer

Stakeholders (CSIR & ESKOM)

The stakeholders advise that the information available from this website is to be used as a management tool only.

Advanced Fire Information System

This service is able to determine relative temperature differences or "hotspots", but is not intended to be able to determine the cause of or identify the nature of such "hotspots".

The user is informed that information on this website is dependent on the availability and functioning of satellites. The quality and geo-positional accuracy of the information is not warranted and/or guaranteed. Information may therefore be outdated, inaccurate or incomplete at the time of using this website due to circumstances existing at that time such as unavailability of or delay in data supply from satellites, inability to obtain precise data caused by the inherent spatial inaccuracies of satellite sensors or inability to obtain complete data due to the prevailing weather conditions at the time of over-flight.

No reliance or actions must therefore be made on this information without seeking prior expert professional, scientific and technical advice to determine the identification and actual cause of the "hotspot" and without carrying out surveillance and investigations on the ground.

To the extent permitted by law, the stakeholders exclude all liability to any person and/or legal entity for any consequences, including but not limited to all losses, damages, costs, expenses and any other compensation, arising directly or indirectly from using this website (in part or in whole) and any information or material contained in it or arising from it, including e-mail and SMS notifications.