FIRE

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Vygieskraal fire victims want to go home

Over 60 people have been sheltering for three weeks at a community hall in Athlone

By Tariro Washinyira - 7 November 2019
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Father dies trying to save son from shack fire

Mamelodi father rushes back into burning shack

By Thomo Nkgadima - 2 October 2019
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One dead and over 80 homeless after Strand fire

Delivery man whose car caught alight says he does not know how he will resume work

By Velani Ludidi - 30 September 2019
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Fire closes Mitchells Plain hospital

“The quick reaction time of the fire crews resulted in the fire being contained to the theater section of the hospital”

By Velani Ludidi - 13 September 2019
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How do we reduce shack fires?

City’s poorest residents use both insurance and technology to fight fires

By Tessa Knight and Candy Chan - 10 September 2019
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Three children die in Durban fire

“I left them sleeping when I went to work”

By Musa Binda - 31 July 2019
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Masiphumelele fire leaves over 1,000 homeless

One person killed, but body burnt so badly that their sex cannot be determined

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 July 2019
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Veld fire causes Rhodes University to evacuate residences

Blaze brought under control and no damage to buildings

By Lucas Nowicki - 24 July 2019
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Child dies in shack fire while mother was out keeping neighbourhood safe

17-month-old Kungawo Mondile died on Tuesday night in Bobani Village

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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Masiphumelele fire station set to open this year

The project was set back by nearly two years over the appointment of the contractor

By Ella Ndongeni - 27 June 2019
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Homeless but living in a community hall

Hangberg shack fire victims say they should be given houses

By Ella Ndongeni - 11 June 2019
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Two years after fire, Hout Bay residents are crammed in disused buildings

City blames ongoing court case for delays in re-establishing settlement in Imizamo Yethu

By Ella Ndongeni - 10 June 2019
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Lucky escape from fire for Uitenhage 79-year-old

Xolisile Yani’s chips and vetkoek business ruined

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 5 June 2019
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Nyanga fire victims unable to rebuild their homes

The City says it will now be assisting the families left homeless by the fire nearly a month ago

By Vincent Lali - 30 May 2019
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Family killed by fire in RDP house

Twayisa Myathaza and her three children were the victims of a faulty electricity box, say witnesses

By Vincent Lali - 21 May 2019
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“Everything that I worked hard for is burnt to ashes”

Over 200 left homeless by Masiphumelele fire

By Ella Ndongeni - 20 May 2019