We had no water to put out the flames, say victims of Durban shack fire

Pregnant woman dies as 200 shacks gutted


News | 15 July 2024

Hundreds left outside in the cold and wet after Dunoon shack fire

On Tuesday afternoon, community leaders were still coordinating relief efforts for fire victims at Doornbach informal settlement in Cape Town


Brief | 7 May 2024

Jo’burg building fire survivors march to mayor’s office

Buildings in inner city remain in “complete state of neglect, dilapidation”, says campaign coordinator


Brief | 26 April 2024

Suspected Fish Hoek arsonist released

Insufficient evidence against man accused of starting devastating fire that destroyed four houses


Brief | 11 April 2024

28-year-old arrested after devastating Fish Hoek fire

Man found in vicinity of fire to be charged with arson, say police


News | 8 April 2024

Firefighters battled to extinguish fatal factory fire because Verulam has no water

Three bodies have been recovered, one person is missing


Brief | 5 March 2024

Three people in hospital with serious burns after Dunoon shack fires

At least 200 people were left homeless after two fires at the weekend


Brief | 5 March 2024

In photos: Pringle Bay on fire

Firefighters are battling to contain the blaze which has entered its third day


Photo Essay | 31 January 2024

More than 100 homes destroyed in Philippi weekend blaze

No fatalities but 362 people left to rebuild from the ashes


Brief | 4 December 2023

Protest by people left homeless by Durban fire

Human settlements MEC promised them building materials


Brief | 22 November 2023

Hundreds homeless after shack fire rips through Durban settlement

MEC for Human Settlements promises to fast-track assistance


Brief | 17 November 2023

Fire victims sleep outside to protect their plots

“We sleep with our kids on our plots because we don’t want other residents to build their own shacks on them”


Brief | 3 November 2023

Two dead in two shack fires since Friday in Dunoon

About 50 structures destroyed leaving 200 people homeless


Brief | 1 November 2023

Two die and hundreds left homeless by Khayelitsha fire

Frustrated victims then occupied vacant land nearby


News | 30 October 2023

Transit camp for fire victims burns down in Durban

60 families left homeless after a fire in Foreman informal settlement on Sunday


Brief | 10 October 2023

Three people die in shack fire in Joe Slovo Park

73 people left homeless by the blaze on Saturday night


Brief | 19 September 2023