FIRE

Wildfires leave two dead, 100 homes in ashes

Four villages suffer losses in Nyandeni Municipality, Eastern Cape

By Johnnie Isaac - 15 September 2020

Durban fire leaves 150 people homeless and one dead

One of two serious shack fires in city in 24 hours

By Nokulunga Majola - 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

By Peter Luhanga - 15 June 2020
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Relocated fire victims made unwelcome by PE homeowners

“We have suffered enough in the hall and now they want to finish us off here”

By Joseph Chirume - 19 April 2020
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Couple dies in shack fire in Kraaifontein

Wallacedene shack dwellers say they had no water to extinguish the blaze

By Vincent Lali - 25 February 2020
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Fire victims relocated to waterlogged site

Survivors of a devastating blaze in December say the site they were relocated to is unsuitable and unserviced

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 February 2020
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Four years after Masiphumele fire, survivors still live in temporary one-room shacks

About 40 families say they need to be relocated

By Ella Ndongeni - 19 November 2019
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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