Knysna fires

Selective responses to disaster by the middle classes

By Imraan Buccus The fires in Knysna and elsewhere in the Eastern Cape are a terrible disaster. People have lost their homes and all their worldly goods and been traumatised. The outpouring of support and concern for the victims of this disaster is a very positive development that should be[…]

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More homes damaged by Cape storm

A number of homes on the Cape Flats were severely damaged by Wednesday night’s gale force winds. Heavy rains and strong winds have lashed the city over the past two days, flooding informal settlements and the coastline.  On Thursday, the Disaster Management Centre reported that roofs have been blown off[…]

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