Fire crew attacked responding to blaze where toddler died

The five-year-old boy was home alone with his three-year-old brother when the fire started


Brief | 11 July 2022

Fire finishes off Motherwell library

The library has been closed since the start of the pandemic


Brief | 7 July 2022

Six children and two adults die in Cape Town shack fires

Three fires in West Bank, Nyanga and Philippi also left scores of people homeless

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News | 4 July 2022

Woman dies trying to save her family

Mfuleni family loses three members in a fire. Two children are still fighting for their lives in hospital.


Brief | 29 June 2022

Yeoville Market fire was a xenophobic attack, say activists and stall owners

Many immigrant entrepreneurs lost their livelihoods in the fire


News | 24 June 2022

Over a thousand people lose their homes in devastating shack fire

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


News | 17 April 2022

Fire leaves 200 families homeless in Strand

A blaze fanned by high winds swept through Sollyโ€™s Town on Wednesday night


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


Brief | 7 March 2022

Five friends die in Khayelitsha shack fire

Families devastated


Brief | 18 February 2022

Masiphumelele families battle to rebuild homes after blaze

City of Cape Town says it canโ€™t provide fire kits due to National Government budget cuts


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


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


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


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


News | 5 August 2021

Plettenberg Bay protesters close N2

Kurland residents want electricity problem fixed


Brief | 4 August 2021