Voice of the Cape


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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Fire destroys Ravensmead day care centre

The Teletubbies daycare centre in Ravensmead has been destroyed by a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse says no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is unknown. “The first arriving officer confirmed the building well alight and used forcible[…]

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Woman dies after house catches fire

A woman has died after a house caught alight in Bonteheuwel in Cape Town in the early hours of Monday morning. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse says the cause of the fire is being investigated. “Three fire fighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 14 staff members were in[…]

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