Gogo, 101, loses home

2015-07-07 09:48

A woman said to be 101-years-old watched in disbelief as her home in Pietermaritzburg was gutted by fire a day after celebrating her birthday.

60 shacks gutted in Joburg blaze

2015-06-27 12:50

Around 60 shacks have been burnt to the ground in the Mangolongolo informal settlement in Denver, Johannesburg.

HEADLINES: Jeppestown fire, SA hostage and Marikana Report

In today's news headlines: baby injured in Jeppestown fire, the Gift of the Givers Foundation will assist in negotiations for Stephen McGown's release & Riah Phiyega takes blame for Marikana.

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NEWSPAPERS: Daycare fire, Senzo Meyiwa and ANC bribes

On today's newspaper front pages: two young children die in a fire, Senzo Meyiwa's family struggle financially and the ANC is caught in a bribe scandal.

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Six treated following fire at popular KZN hotel

2015-06-19 11:07

Six people have been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in one of the rooms of a popular hotel on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Two children killed in fire

2015-06-18 14:26

Two children have died following a fire at a children’s home in northern KwaZulu-Natal, the province's Social Development MEC says.

Municipal speaker dies after being set alight

2015-06-12 15:22

Speaker of the ZF Mgcawu district municipality for the Northern Cape, Nokhaya Mjila, has died, almost two weeks after she was set alight, allegedly by her husband, police say.

Fire destroys 20 homes, scores homeless

2015-06-06 17:01

About 20 informal homes have been razed when a fire broke out in Kenville, leaving dozens of people homeless.

Durban highway bridge damaged by fire

2015-06-05 17:49

A runaway veld fire that set alight liquefied petroleum bottles has resulted in the partial closure of a major highway bridge in Durban.

Bus on fire in Pretoria

2015-06-03 06:27

A bus is on fire on the N1 south in Pretoria, the city's emergency services says.


Black church in South Carolina burns, cause unknown

2015-07-01 09:50

An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan in 1995 has caught fire again, though authorities say it is too soon to say what caused it.

Joburg EMS concerned by city fires as cold front approaches

2015-06-27 11:38

With a cold weekend forecast for Johannesburg, the city's Emergency Management Services says they are concerned about the possibility of fires as people switched on heaters to keep warm.

Children injured in Jeppestown blaze

2015-06-26 07:04

Three children, including a 7-month-old baby, and their mother have been treated for burns and smoke inhalation after a fire in a flat in Johannesburg, paramedics say.

Toddler recovering following fatal crèche fire

2015-06-23 08:43

A toddler who survived a fire at a daycare centre in Johannesburg in which two other children died, is in a stable condition, paramedics say.

Puppy hides under bed to survive house fire

2015-06-19 10:06

Two bibles and a 9-week-old Yorkshire-terrier are all that remain after a house fire in Kroonstad.

Farmer dies after Mooi River blaze

2015-06-18 09:05

A farm caretaker has been killed while trying to extinguish a blazing fire on a smallholding near Mooi River.

Malamulele high school catches fire, exams disrupted

2015-06-10 10:04

A high school near Malamulele has caught fire, destroying exam papers and disrupting the mid-year exams, Limpopo police say.

Amplats shift supervisor killed in fire

2015-06-06 07:30

A shift supervisor at Anglo American Platinum's Union mine in Rustenburg was killed earlier this week when an office building at the Spud Shaft caught fire and burnt down, the mining company says.

Pretoria bus fire extinguished

2015-06-03 07:52

Firefighters have managed to extinguish a fire on a bus on the N1 south in Pretoria, with none of the passengers injured, the city's emergency services say.

Third person dies after Olifantshoek fire

2015-06-02 09:16

A third person has died after being badly burnt following a fire at the house of the speaker of a Northern Cape municipality, who was doused in petrol and set alight in her bed over the weekend.

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