In photos: Fire destroys numerous homes in Hout Bay

City reports two people died


11 March 2017

Angry residents stone fire engines for “being late”

Phumani Village residents say firefighters arrived after the community already had control of the blaze


1 March 2017

Langa shack fire may have started because man tried to keep warm

"This is the third time that I have lost my shack to a fire. Everything of mine is destroyed." - resident


15 August 2016

Gugulethu man dies in shack fire

Brother says cooking oil over-heated


30 May 2016

Outsmarting shack fires

Four fires a day are reported in informal settlements. Reblocking might curb the devastation.


12 February 2016

Dozens of fire victims still destitute in Masiphumelele

“No number” residents fear they will never get a house


4 February 2016

Yet another devastating fire in Imizamo Yethu

Yesterday's fire follows the ones of 12 November and 26 December


2 February 2016

‘City lied about land’ claim Masiphumelele leaders

Many people without land are still living in the community hall following last year’s fire


21 January 2016

“Smoke was coming from the room where my children were sleeping”

Yesterday's fires left more than a hundred Capetonians homeless.


13 January 2016

Fire in Langa destroys dozens of homes

A fire in an informal settlement in Langa earlier today destroyed dozens of shacks, leaving many homeless.


12 January 2016

Fire leaves over 50 homeless in Khayelitsha

Residents of BT section in Site B Khayelitsha lost their homes and belongings after a fire hit the area late afternoon yesterday. Many do not know where they will sleep tonight.


8 January 2016