Vygieskraal

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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Search for drowned man in Vygieskraal continues

Police divers have on Monday resumed the search for a missing 32-year-old male in the Vygieskraal dam. Police spokesperson, colonel Andre Traut said it is believed that the victim drowned over the weekend. “We will continue with our search during the course of the day.”   Circumstances around the drowning[…]

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400 left homeless in Cape Town fires

A fire on Monday night damaged two houses and destroyed 100 shacks in Athlone, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. Spokesperson Liezl Moodie said the blaze broke out at 21:40 at the Vygieskraal informal settlement in 8th Avenue, Belgravia Estate. About 400 people were displaced. No injuries were reported,[…]

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