Kosovo fire victims slowly rebuild their lives

City of Cape Town fire kits supplied to 98% of those affected


Brief | 24 October 2018

Day care centre rebuilt after fire – for the fifth time

“I just need the municipality to assist me rebuild,” says principal


News | 19 October 2018

Ten-year-old boy rescues mother, cousin from shack fire

But his infant nephew died in the blaze which left 70 people homeless


Brief | 16 October 2018

SASSA ignores fire victims for six months

Despite being notified of the disaster SASSA has done nothing for the 12 families in Wallacedene who lost everything in a fire


Brief | 21 August 2018

Land occupiers raise funds for fire victim, water installations, gravel roads

City of Cape Town criticises illegal water connections at Khayelitsha land occupation


News | 20 August 2018

Fire leaves scores homeless in East London

Victims of the fire were waiting to be moved to formal housing


Brief | 9 August 2018

Shack fire victims “dumped” at church

Eight families have been sharing a one-room shack for three weeks after fire destroyed their homes


Brief | 30 July 2018

Homeless and hopeless after fire ravages Good Hope

“Why are people still living here despite the countless promises to move them?” asks activist


News | 5 July 2018

Five children die in Philippi fire

Nearest tap was hundreds of metres away


News | 3 June 2018

First year firefighter rises to the top

Amiena Pillay received the award for Best Seasonal Firefighter from the City of Cape Town


Interview | 4 May 2018

Mother tells of her child’s death in shack fire

Family unable to afford funeral for nine-year-old


News | 8 March 2018

Dunoon blaze leaves 30 people destitute

Ten shacks and a spaza shop were razed to the ground


Brief | 27 February 2018

Hundreds left homeless by another fire in Hout Bay

Community members suspect arson


News | 12 February 2018

Shack blaze leaves over 900 people homeless in Durban

A two-year-old and an adult died in the fire


News | 13 November 2017

Fire in Cape Town inner city slum

Families now have to sleep in a hall inside the building


Brief | 10 November 2017

PE crèche burns down

Under The Tree Early Childhood Centre provided free care and food for 60 children


Brief | 31 October 2017