FIRE

There have been nearly 1,200 shack fires in Cape Town this year, claiming over 80 lives

The City used to provide kits swiftly for fire victims but the end of a grant means that SASSA has taken this over, and help comes much slower

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16 September 2021

Couple living with disability left homeless by fire

Yoliswa Maneli and Andisile January want to be allocated one of the many unoccupied houses in the area

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24 August 2021

State refused to help immigrant fire victims, so this organisation stepped up

Immigrants who lost their shacks in a fire in Briardene last month were refused building materials by the state

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12 August 2021

Immigrant fire victims denied building materials and land in Durban

While South African families in Briardene pick up their lives, immigrants have been excluded from rebuilding efforts

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5 August 2021

Plettenberg Bay protesters close N2

Kurland residents want electricity problem fixed

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4 August 2021

Charges withdrawn against man accused of starting Cape Town fire

Representations by Frederick Mhangazo’s defence team convince State to drop case

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16 July 2021

State asks for more time to investigate case against Table Mountain fire accused

Accused’s lawyer wants case struck from court roll should the state not be ready next month

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18 June 2021

Two people died and dozens left homeless in Plettenberg Bay fire

Bitou Municipality is helping the fire victims

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26 May 2021

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