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Supermarket in Khayelitsha goes up in flames

A Shoprite store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town went up in flames on Tuesday morning as South Africans went shopping for essentials ahead of the national lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to the nation on Monday night. It is understood that the fire started before 08:00 when the store was still[…]

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Woman dies in Cape Town fire

A woman died after her house went up in flames in Philippi, Cape Town, on Monday morning. Firefighters rushed to the Kosovo informal settlement just after 00:00 and managed to contain the fire to a single structure, according to the City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services spokesperson Jermaine[…]

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Three people die in Strand fire

Three people, a woman and two children, died in a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning in Strand. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service responded at 3.30am to an alert that an informal structure was alight in the TV-Section, off Onverwacht Street. The fire crews[…]

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Mbalula warns against lawlessness at train stations

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the state of lawlessness in the commuter rail environment must end. He visited Cape Town Train Station after two trains were torched and 18 coaches were gutted. In the early hours of this morning, 2 train sets were set alight at Cape Town station this[…]

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Red Cross changes the lives of burn victims

By Rachel Mohamed A ten-year-old boy who was left scarred with severe burn wounds to his body has a reason to smile after he underwent a life-changing reconstructive surgery in Cape Town last week. Chrissie Maredi from Mpumalanga sustained 44% critical burn wounds to his body from the neck down,[…]

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Fire breaks out in Bo-Kaap

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services showed just how quickly their response time is when they responded to a fire above the Bo-Kaap this afternoon. The fire was spotted just as the work day began winding down on Tuesday, October 22 around 4pm. According to City of[…]

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Vygieskraal fire ravages informal settlements

Residents of the ‘the Vlei’ informal settlement in Vygieskraal in Athlone will have to start over after a fire wreaked havoc on Monday afternoon. Two people died in the blaze and approximately 1200 people were displaced. The raging fire destroyed over 300 informal structures. The Gift of the Givers Foundation[…]

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