UPDATE: Authorities assess CT flood damage

The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre has confirmed that the Roads and Stormwater Department has cleared most roadways and unblocked drains in areas that have been affected by Thursdays evening’s gale force winds and heavy downpours. Disaster Risk Management spokesperson, Charlotte Powell explained that Chapman’s Peak Drive[…]

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MyCiTi commuters to bear brunt of attacks on bus stations

The City of Cape Town has condemned what it termed “orchestrated attacks” by protesters on two MyCiTi bus stations. Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, said the attacks on the MyCiTi bus stations would cause major inconveniences to commuters. “Thousands of commuters from Dunoon will be[…]

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Cape Town fire causes significant damage

A fire in Cape Town has caused significant damage for the second time in two days. Firefighters say a fire destroyed a car and four containers in Mfuleni Wednesday morning before they managed to extinguish it. This comes after a fire swept through the 7de Laan informal settlement in Valhalla[…]

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KwaZulu-Natal declared a disaster area after storm

KwaZulu-Natal has been declared a disaster area by Premier Willies Mchunu after a “mega-storm” caused devastation in parts of the province on Tuesday. As many as eleven people are confirmed to have died and many more are missing with search and rescue operations continuing on Thursday. More than 133 schools[…]

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CTown fire spreads, eight homes damaged

Eight homes were damaged and 300 people evacuated as firefighters battle in Muizenberg where a fire broke out over the weekend, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said on Wednesday. “Since the early hours of this morning eight houses were damaged, three were badly damaged. One in Noordhoek, two in Tokai,[…]

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