Outsmarting shack fires

Four fires a day are reported in informal settlements. Reblocking might curb the devastation.


News | 12 February 2016

Dozens of fire victims still destitute in Masiphumelele

“No number” residents fear they will never get a house


News | 4 February 2016

Yet another devastating fire in Imizamo Yethu

Yesterday's fire follows the ones of 12 November and 26 December


News | 2 February 2016

‘City lied about land’ claim Masiphumelele leaders

Many people without land are still living in the community hall following last year’s fire


News | 21 January 2016

“Smoke was coming from the room where my children were sleeping”

Yesterday's fires left more than a hundred Capetonians homeless.


News | 13 January 2016

Fire in Langa destroys dozens of homes

A fire in an informal settlement in Langa earlier today destroyed dozens of shacks, leaving many homeless.


Photo Essay | 12 January 2016

Fire leaves over 50 homeless in Khayelitsha

Residents of BT section in Site B Khayelitsha lost their homes and belongings after a fire hit the area late afternoon yesterday. Many do not know where they will sleep tonight.


News | 8 January 2016