Malawian gardener mourns death of sister, niece in Knysna fires

2017-06-21 09:30

During the last conversation Malumbo Manda had with his sister Enara the night before she sustained fatal burns during the Knysna fires, she told him she wanted to return home to Malawi at the end of the year.

Public urged to use vetted accounts as relief, donations pour in for #KnysnaFire victims

2017-06-11 16:19

As relief aid and donations pour into Knysna and surrounding areas that have been ravaged by major fires, the Knysna Municipality has asked the public to only send money to vetted bank account numbers.

At least half of Eastern Cape's Woodridge College burnt down

2017-06-10 21:25

At least half of Woodridge College in the Eastern Cape has been burnt down, with the fire not under control yet, Nelson Mandela Bay's municpal spokesperson has said.

Firefighters need 'nutrition bars, energy drinks, eyedrops' - #KnysnaRelief

2017-06-10 20:13

A local Knysna group called the Fried Tomato Company has already collected goods in excess of 40 tons to aide the efforts against the #KnysnaFires, and they still need more.

Banks, businesses, and organisations donate millions towards #KnysnaFire

2017-06-10 18:37

Private institutions have heeded the call by the Western Cape government for humanitarian donations towards the relief efforts of the devastating fires that continue to ravage the Southern Cape.

Knysna still at severe fire risk - authorities

2017-06-09 21:00

Authorities have warned that gale force winds expected in the Eden district this weekend could cause flare-ups in the fires which have ravaged Knysna.

Toddler dies on his birthday in Knysna fire

2017-06-08 22:05

The boy who died in the Knysna fire had been celebrating his third birthday, while his mom, who also died, was eight months pregnant, it has been revealed.

Gift of the Givers truck diverted to send water to Knysna

2017-06-08 11:20

A Gift of the Givers truck carrying bottled water for drought affected Cape Town has been re-routed to Knysna following devastating wildfires.

Army deployed as 10 000 affected by Southern Cape wildfires

2017-06-08 10:45

Military personnel have been deployed to the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay area to try and prevent looting, as wildfires rip through the area, already affecting about 10 000 residents and 20 suburbs.

Drugs worth R20m found in car

2017-05-28 21:08

Drugs worth more than R20 million have been found in a car near a town in the Karoo.


#KnysnaFires claim seventh life

2017-06-11 19:31

The death count of the Knysna fires now stands at seven following the death of a woman who succumbed to burn wounds on Saturday night, James-Brent Styan confirmed.

#KnysnaFire: death toll rises

2017-06-10 22:59

A 63-year-old man passed away in Concordia on Saturday afternoon, bringing the total fire-related deaths in the Eden district to six people. VIDEO

Paramedic says Knysna fires an act of God because of gay marriages

2017-06-10 21:25

A Netcare911 paramedic took to Facebook this week insinuating that the Knysna fires is a result of God’s wrath because 12 gay couples got married during at LGBTI festival in Knysna last year.

N2 near Sedgefield opened

2017-06-10 19:50

At least 150 people have been evacuated this afternoon in the Fairview and Ganzvlei areas near Buffalo Bay just outside Knysna as a result of the fires which are still being fuelled by strong winds.

Eastern Cape fire reaches Woodridge College

2017-06-10 18:10

A fire burning in the Van Stadens Gorge area in the Eastern Cape has reportedly reached some of the buildings at Woodridge College outside of Port Elizabeth, the school said in a Facebook post.

Police, Western Cape government rubbish rumours of 'arsonists' being arrested for Plett fires

2017-06-09 19:05

The Western Cape government and police have rubbished social media rumours about "arsonists" being identified and arrested for the fires in Plettenberg Bay.

#CapeStorm: President Zuma sends message of support to those affected

2017-06-08 20:53

President Jacob Zuma delivers a message of support and offers condolences to those affected by the storm and fires in the Western Cape.

Thousands evacuated in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay as fire rages

2017-06-08 11:10

Up to 20 suburbs have been damaged and 10 000 people evacuated in Knysna as fires continue to spread in the area.

Truman Prince allegedly threatens acting municipal manager: 'Jy gaan vrek'

2017-06-01 14:21

Former Beaufort West mayor and ANC member, Truman Prince, is said to have threatened the acting municipal manager, Roelof van Staden, saying he’ll kill him.

Photo of 'police cadets' with firearms causes stir

2017-05-24 13:32

A photo, seemingly of police cadets posing with firearms, is making waves.

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