FIRE

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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
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Fire leaves hundreds homeless in Overcome Heights

Luckily no injuries were reported following Monday night’s blaze

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 5 March 2019
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Green Point fire could have been contained say residents

A lack of water and access roads hindered efforts to douse shack fire in Khayelitsha

By Vincent Lali - 4 March 2019
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Hundreds left homeless after shack fire in Dunoon

People have lost everything in the fire, but luckily there were no fatalities

By Peter Luhanga - 15 February 2019
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Woman can’t keep the dog that saved her life

Scotty rescued Nonzame Vuyi in a shack fire in Cape Town; now he may have to be sent to the Eastern Cape

By Thembela Ntongana - 5 February 2019
Juanita Booyse and her husband Manie break down in tears outside their destroyed hoe in Bettysbay

Dozens of homes destroyed in Overstrand fire

Betty’s Bay bears the brunt of blaze, which is now under control

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 January 2019
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Fire leaves over 160 homeless in Khayelitsha

“I’m grateful to be alive” says survivor

By Vincent Lali - 29 November 2018
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Knysna fire victims blame slow response for tragedy

SANParks manager says gale force winds made the situation untenable

By Joseph Chirume - 2 November 2018
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Residents struggle to rebuild after shack fire in East London

100 homes destroyed and 350 people displaced in Kwinana informal settlement

By Chris Gilili - 1 November 2018
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Firefighters protest in Cape Town

“We seek nothing other than getting paid for the hours we work,” says union leader

By Vincent Lali - 26 October 2018
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Over 800 people homeless after Vrygrond fire

309 homes destroyed in Overcome Heights informal settlement

By Bernard Chiguvare - 26 October 2018
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Khayelitsha fire victims battle to put their lives together again

Baby born in church hall

By Vincent Lali - 25 October 2018
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Kosovo fire victims slowly rebuild their lives

City of Cape Town fire kits supplied to 98% of those affected

By Bernard Chiguvare - 24 October 2018
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Day care centre rebuilt after fire – for the fifth time

“I just need the municipality to assist me rebuild,” says principal

By Chris Gilili - 19 October 2018
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Ten-year-old boy rescues mother, cousin from shack fire

But his infant nephew died in the blaze which left 70 people homeless

By Peter Luhanga - 16 October 2018