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Shack dwellers warned of rain, cold

Grace Gwada looks from the door of her Gugulethu shack towards the clouds on Table Mountain. “More rain is coming,” she predicts. “When the clouds look dark and angry, you can expect a heavy downpour. But it looks like the worst is over.” A cold front passed over the Mother[…]

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Fires over Xmas weekend wreck havoc in CT

Fires over the Christmas weekend wreaked havoc in Cape Town causing damages of millions of rand. Fires destroyed 82 shacks across Cape Peninsula, while seven houses were gutted by an inferno. The City of Cape Town’s disaster authorities say damages to property and household contents amounts to over R3.6 million.[…]

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Over 150 people displaced in WCape

Over 100 people were displaced on Sunday, when a fire ravaged shacks in Du Noon, the city of Cape Town. “It happened in the early hours of this morning. Thirty-eight shacks were burnt, 152 [people] were displaced,” said spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes. No injuries or fatalities were reported. Many of the shacks[…]

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