FIRE

Millions of rands of housing materials dumped since 2018

Councillor blames disagreement in the community

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23 November 2020

20 shacks ignited in five minutes in experiment

University fire engineering research shows that fire-resistant paint does not work

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12 October 2020

Wildfires leave two dead, 100 homes in ashes

Four villages suffer losses in Nyandeni Municipality, Eastern Cape

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15 September 2020

Durban fire leaves 150 people homeless and one dead

One of two serious shack fires in city in 24 hours

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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

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15 June 2020

Relocated fire victims made unwelcome by PE homeowners

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

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19 April 2020

Couple dies in shack fire in Kraaifontein

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

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25 February 2020

Fire victims relocated to waterlogged site

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

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12 February 2020

Four years after Masiphumele fire, survivors still live in temporary one-room shacks

About 40 families say they need to be relocated

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19 November 2019

Vygieskraal fire victims want to go home

Over 60 people have been sheltering for three weeks at a community hall in Athlone

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7 November 2019

Father dies trying to save son from shack fire

Mamelodi father rushes back into burning shack

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2 October 2019

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

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30 September 2019

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”

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13 September 2019

How do we reduce shack fires?

City’s poorest residents use both insurance and technology to fight fires

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10 September 2019

Three children die in Durban fire

“I left them sleeping when I went to work”

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31 July 2019

Masiphumelele fire leaves over 1,000 homeless

One person killed, but body burnt so badly that their sex cannot be determined

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29 July 2019