Mother tells of her child’s death in shack fire

Family unable to afford funeral for nine-year-old


News | 8 March 2018

Dunoon blaze leaves 30 people destitute

Ten shacks and a spaza shop were razed to the ground


Brief | 27 February 2018

Hundreds left homeless by another fire in Hout Bay

Community members suspect arson


News | 12 February 2018

Shack blaze leaves over 900 people homeless in Durban

A two-year-old and an adult died in the fire


News | 13 November 2017

Fire in Cape Town inner city slum

Families now have to sleep in a hall inside the building


Brief | 10 November 2017

PE crèche burns down

Under The Tree Early Childhood Centre provided free care and food for 60 children


Brief | 31 October 2017

30 shacks burnt down in Philippi fire

Residents have begun rebuilding their homes with City fire kits


Brief | 31 July 2017

Fire in Masiphumelele leaves 15 families homeless

Some of the affected residents were also victims of the 2015 blaze


Brief | 25 July 2017

Knysna fire’s wake-up call

Mayor explains the lessons learnt


News | 22 June 2017

Workers fear job losses after forestry burns

200 people evacuated from Longmore Sawmill


News | 9 June 2017

Shack fire claims three lives

Two people narrowly escape Nyanga backyard blaze


Brief | 30 May 2017

One killed and over 20 homes destroyed in Samora Machel

“When I heard noise from neighbours it was too late to collect anything except my ID”


Brief | 15 May 2017

Imizamo Yethu businesses struggling after fire

Owners plead for help from City


News | 20 April 2017

Another fire in Imizamo Yethu leaves one dead and 400 homeless

“I have been in this shack for two weeks and again it’s burnt”


News | 16 April 2017

Fire victims in Imizamo Yethu wait to be reunited with their pets

Animal welfare group says City has let them down


News | 7 April 2017

Shack fire claims life of 28-year-old

GroundUp reporter Sabelo Mpana was at the scene


Brief | 27 March 2017