Still no clarity on how Glencoe prison fire started

2015-05-25 17:19

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla has revealed that inmates were not under supervision when a fire broke out at Glencoe Correctional Centre earlier this month.

Emergency services reject claims that firefighters' death caused by negligence

2015-05-18 18:27

Johannesburg emergency services has rejected a union's claims that negligence contributed to the deaths of two firefighters in a smoke-filled inner city basement.

Over 1 000 KZN inmates moved after fire

2015-05-11 21:07

More than a 1 000 inmates evacuated from the Glencoe Prison in KwaZulu-Natal, where a fire broke out, have been moved to other correctional centres in the area, after 70% of the prison was damaged.

KZN firefighters fight blaze on train

2015-05-06 20:53

A train has caught on fire at the Reunion train station, near Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, emergency services have reported.

Joburg CBD fire extinguished

2015-05-05 19:38

A fire at a building in central Johannesburg has been extinguished, emergency services say.

Russian mall fire leaves 15 dead

2015-03-13 19:44

A fire in a shopping mall in central Russia has left at least 15 people dead, with 17 more missing.


20 photographs depicting the devastation of the Cape fire aftermath. Photos taken on Stonehurst Mountain Estate, Ou Kaapse Weg, Noordhoek and from the M3.

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Helicopter crashes fighting fire in Cape Point, pilot dead

2015-03-08 15:26

A helicopter pilot has been killed after being forced to make a crash landing while fighting a blaze that broke out in Cape Point last week.


On 1 March 2015, fires began to roar across the Cape Town south peninsula. Starting in Muizenberg, the fire spread rapidly to surrounding areas. Click through our timeline to explore how the fire has grown.

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Firefighters prepare to work through the night - As it happened

2015-03-02 19:35

A number of fires are burning in Cape Town's south peninsula areas, having been fuelled by strong winds. Follow our Live updates of the situation as it unfolds.


Grieving firefighters drown out chief's speech at memorial service

2015-05-21 17:09

Grieving emergency workers and firefighters at the memorial service of their dead colleagues sang so loudly drowning out chief's speech to show their dissatisfaction of their work environment.

Chatsworth shack fire claims 5 victims

2015-05-16 17:49

A woman and four children have been killed when a fire spread through the Emanyaleni informal settlement in Chatsworth.

Knysna businesses damaged by fire

2015-05-06 22:51

Knysna firefighters are trying to extinguish a blaze that has affected several businesses, an official says.

North West police offices gutted by fire

2015-05-06 20:45

The SA Police Service's crime intelligence offices in Mahikeng, in the North West, have burnt down.

Woman burns to death inside her home

2015-04-10 18:58

A Gauteng woman has been burnt to death inside the bedroom of her home.

Cape Town fire out

2015-03-09 20:47

The fire which broke out in the Cape Town area has been extinguished, the city's Disaster Risk Management says.

Pilot who died battling Cape Town fire identified

2015-03-08 18:02

The pilot who died in a helicopter crash while dousing fire at Cape Point has been identified as Willem Hendrik “Bees” Marais.

INFOGRAPHIC: Cape Fire by numbers

2015-03-06 14:33

On 1 March 2015, fires began to roar across Cape Town’s south peninsula. Starting in Muizenberg, the fire spread rapidly to surrounding areas. View an infographic of the Cape Fire by numbers here.

WATCH: Incredible footage of the South Peninsula fire

2015-03-05 12:53

Watch footage of the fire fighters battling the fire that has roared through South Peninsula.

More firefighters called for Cape blazes

2015-03-02 19:18

An extra 250 firefighters have been called in to tackle blazes across the Western Cape, the provincial environmental affairs department says.

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