Another Gauteng school goes up in flames

2020-01-17 10:58

Another Gauteng school has been gutted by a fire, this time in Soweto, Johannesburg Emergency Management Services say.

Train coach destroyed by fire in Cape Town

2020-01-16 10:49

A train coach has been destroyed overnight by a fire in Retreat in Cape Town.

EFF calls on members to patrol schools after three are torched in the Vaal

2020-01-15 16:40

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson and former pupil at Kutlo-Tharo Secondary School, has called on party members to patrol every school in the Vaal, after his old school was torched.

'Someone robbed me of the opportunity to learn' - pupils sent home after Gauteng school set alight

2020-01-15 11:18

The start of the first term for hundreds of pupils at Khutlo-Tharo Secondary School in Sebokeng has gotten off to a disastrous start, after they were told to return home because their school had been set alight.

PICS: Firefighters battle three-hour Strand blaze in sweltering heat

2020-01-14 19:44

A number of homes are destroyed when a three-hour blaze engulfs informal structures in Nomzamo, Strand, in Cape Town.

WATCH | Durban firefighters battle building blaze

2020-01-13 10:37

A building has caught alight in Maydon Road, Maydon Wharf, Durban, according to paramedic services.

WATCH | Emergency services battle fire at Durban building

2020-01-10 14:00

Emergency services are battling a blaze in the busy Overport area of Durban after a building caught fire.

Australian babies are being born in smoke-filled hospitals as hundreds of bushfires burn across the country

2020-01-07 16:51

Steve Robson, who works as an obstetrician at a hospital in Canberra, Australia, told BuzzFeed News that he's delivering babies while fires rage on.

Australia firefighters race to contain blazes as heatwave looms

2020-01-07 14:35

Firefighters have raced to quell massive bushfires in southeastern Australia, taking advantage of a brief drop in temperatures and some much-needed rainfall before another heatwave strikes later this week.

Red skies are blanketing southeast Australia as hundreds of fires ravage the country

2020-01-06 16:26

Australia's devastating fires have reached an unprecedented peak in the first few days of January, according to officials.


Kloof Nek blaze quickly contained amid strong Cape winds

2020-01-16 20:02

Quick reaction by firefighters, who responded to a blaze in the vicinity of Kloof Nek, prevented what could have turned into an inferno due to strong winds.

Gauteng school suffered 17 break-ins before it was torched, says Lesufi

2020-01-15 17:50

Khutlo-Tharo Secondary School in Sebokeng, which was torched, has suffered 17 break-ins since August last year.

Dozens of Cape Town pupils without uniforms, stationery after devastating fire

2020-01-15 16:38

As the school year kicks off for tens of thousands of pupils, a group of about 50 children from Solly's Town, Nomzamo, in Strand will probably have to remain at home, GroundUp reported.

Fire breaks out at Gauteng school hours before first day back

2020-01-15 06:48

The first day of school is off to a dramatic start at Khutlo-Tharo Secondary School in Sebokeng as a fire guts the school's administration block.

Three burnt beyond recognition in horror Cape Town blaze

2020-01-13 17:49

Three bodies burnt beyond recognition is recovered from a house after a fire razed the two-storey building in an overnight blaze in Cape Town.

Thousands of Australians are calling for their prime minister's resignation

2020-01-11 15:30

Prime minister Scott Morrison has said that he doesn't think more aggressive cuts to Australia's carbon emissions would have changed the outcome of this fire season.

Devastating images of burned koalas and wallabies are emerging from Australia as 1 billion animals are feared dead

2020-01-09 10:38

Despite rescue efforts, tens of thousands of koalas are feared dead on one island alone. Ecologists worry fires could wipe out endangered species.

Durban mom praises neighbour who saved her children from burning shack

2020-01-07 14:36

A resident of C Section in Lindelani, Durban has been hailed a local hero after he saved three children trapped inside a burning shack.

Hout Bay blaze extinguished, no injuries reported

2020-01-06 20:27

The City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services has put out a fire that engulfed several structures in Hout Bay's Imizamo Yethu. No injuries were reported.

Nearly half a billion animals have been killed in Australia's devastating bushfires

2020-01-02 21:43

An estimated 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles, are believed to have died in Australian bushfires since September.

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