Fire

Over a thousand people lose their homes in devastating shack fire

Mayco Member alleges that firefighting effort was hampered by people cutting fire hoses

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News | 17 April 2022

Fire leaves 200 families homeless in Strand

A blaze fanned by high winds swept through Solly’s Town on Wednesday night

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News | 17 March 2022

Father burnt in shack fire saving son

About 27 families lost their homes in a blaze on Saturday morning in Khayelitsha

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Brief | 7 March 2022

Five friends die in Khayelitsha shack fire

Families devastated

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Brief | 18 February 2022

Masiphumelele families battle to rebuild homes after blaze

City of Cape Town says it can’t provide fire kits due to National Government budget cuts

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Brief | 1 February 2022

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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News | 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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Brief | 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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Brief | 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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News | 5 August 2021

Plettenberg Bay protesters close N2

Kurland residents want electricity problem fixed

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Brief | 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Charges withdrawn against man accused of starting Cape Town fire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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Brief | 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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Brief | 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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Brief | 26 May 2021

Shack fire claims life of three-year-old

Mother asks for help to bury her son

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Brief | 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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News | 30 April 2021