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More than 1000 firefighters working on W Cape fire programme

The environmental affairs department on Friday, sent a contingent of about 1000 firefighters from its Working on Fire (WoF) programme to assist with disaster management officials in containing fires raging across the Western Cape. “The fire crews, bolstered by aerial support, have been busy at multiple fires in Somerset West,[…]

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BK residents urged to get creative in countering developers

Whilst the property value of housing in Bo- Kaap might tempt residents to sell, the area is becoming a tourist hub and creating opportunities for the people residing in the colourful community, Osman Shaboodien, chairperson of the Bo-Kaap Civic Association. With Bo-Kaap poised to become a conservation area, developers are[…]

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Fire at Signal Hill

Firefighters are working to contain a fire that broke out on Cape Town’s Signal Hill on Thursday, the city’s fire and rescue department said. “We are dealing with a large vegetation fire,” spokesman Theo Layne said. Earlier, a helicopter was used to water bomb the blaze. Firefighters on the ground[…]

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