The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
A Shoprite store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town has gone up in flames as South Africans went shopping for essentials ahead of the national lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to the nation.
A slow morning is expected for Cape Town commuters after a train caught alight at the Eerste River station.
Six firefighters have been injured while battling a blaze on the slopes of Table Mountain.
City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services are battling a blaze on the slopes of Table Mountain, which has already destroyed some houses and vehicles.
Cape Winelands District Municipality firefighters are now also attempting to extinguish a fire near Ceres, in addition to fighting a blaze in the Du Toitskloof Pass area near Paarl.
Strong winds are hampering efforts to fight a fire in the Du Toitskloof Pass area near Paarl, the Cape Winelands District Municipality has said.
All resources have been deployed to stop the inferno burning in the Du Toitskloof Pass near Paarl, which has caused damage to houses and other property in the vicinity, the Cape Winelands District Municipality says.
A child has been killed in a shack fire in the early hours of the morning, according to City of Cape Town fire services.
A runaway fire in the Slanghoek Mountains is still raging out of control, and has already destroyed 15 000 hectares of vegetation.
The accused was found guilty of setting the house alight after an argument with the child's mother.
A police manhunt leads to the arrest of two people in connection with arson attacks outside Mokopane in Limpopo.
A six-year-old boy died in a house fire in Steenberg on Thursday morning.
One of the wealthiest streets in Cape Town has had to be evacuated after a fire on the slopes of Table Mountain spread to the neighbourhood.
Four people, including three children, have been killed in a fire at Endlovini informal settlement in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
Hot weather and strong winds are expected to hamper firefighting efforts as a blaze in the Du Toitskloof Pass area near Paarl continues to burn out of control.
Four people, including a little girl and baby boy, have been killed in a shack fire in Mfuleni, bringing to seven the number of people killed in Cape Town fires in less than a week.
A jacuzzi on the rooftop of a house in De Waterkant in Cape Town has been damaged after wooden decking caught fire on Tuesday, city fire officials confirmed.
A fire in Lotus River, Cape Town, claims the lives of four people.
A nine-month-old baby has died in a shack fire in the Feligisee informal settlement, near Umkomaas, in KwaZulu-Natal.
A couple and their pet dog have died in a fire that destroyed their home in Pringle Bay, a report says.
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