FIRE

Shack fire claims life of three-year-old

Mother asks for help to bury her son

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3 May 2021

Cape Town firefighters fear they will be fired

City says it is trying to resolve the matter and has made no such decision

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30 April 2021

Man arrested for Table Mountain fire no longer faces arson charges

Frederick Mhangazo came to Cape Town to study. He has ended up homeless and living from hand to mouth.

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28 April 2021

“When we arrived there, the fire was going crazy”

Firefighter Nathan Phillips is one of 714 employed by the City of Cape Town

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26 April 2021

Groundview: The Cape Town fire is an urgent reminder to offer solutions to homeless people

If people are chased away, they are likely to return until a solution is found to the problem that prompted them to move there in the first place

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19 April 2021

Woman dies, teenager hurt as fire guts 49 shacks in Cato Manor

Fire victims say they are likely to spend a second night outside because they don’t have material to rebuild their homes

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19 April 2021

Video: Fire destroys Cape Town landmarks

Jagger library, which contains thousands of precious artworks, archives and books, has been reduced to rubble

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19 April 2021

In photos: the grim aftermath of Cape Town’s fire

Flames destroy buildings, monuments and precious archives

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19 April 2021

Living in Covid village in Cape Town

City says occupation is illegal and it has no funds for such unplanned settlements

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14 April 2021

Violent clashes in Masiphumelele over future of sportsfield

The City wants to build temporary houses on it but as one resident says, “To the City, temporary can be 25 years.”

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18 March 2021

“God always puts something out for us” says scrap collector

Even shack fires can be an opportunity

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22 February 2021

Millions of rands of housing materials dumped since 2018

Councillor blames disagreement in the community

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23 November 2020

20 shacks ignited in five minutes in experiment

University fire engineering research shows that fire-resistant paint does not work

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12 October 2020

Wildfires leave two dead, 100 homes in ashes

Four villages suffer losses in Nyandeni Municipality, Eastern Cape

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15 September 2020

Durban fire leaves 150 people homeless and one dead

One of two serious shack fires in city in 24 hours

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15 June 2020

Family of five die in shack fire

Teenage daughter survives as she was visiting her cousin at the time of the fire

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15 June 2020