Meet the genius SA teens who invented a fire-proof shack, designed a satellite and self-published a book

2018-04-10 15:33

At times we fear loss so much that we're afraid to succeed, but if anything, these teens are determined to be empowered and effect change.

Knysna fires, Cape storm devastating to insurance sector - Santam

2017-08-31 19:39

With damage of close to R3bn, the Knysna fires and Cape storm earlier this year have probably been the worst disasters ever to hit South Africa’s insurance industry, says Santam.

Deadly Knysna blazes not started deliberately - fire chief

2017-08-14 17:09

There is no evidence that the devastating fires in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay were set deliberately, Knysna Fire Chief Clinton Manual says.

Knysna fires report to be released

2017-08-14 12:29

The Knysna municipality will release a report on the fires that killed seven people and damaged or destroyed at least 1 000 homes in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Southern Cape fire flare ups contained

2017-07-07 22:31

A series of fires that have flared up in the Southern Cape has been brought under control.

Knysna residents, clean-up crews warned not to touch hazardous asbestos

2017-06-27 15:06

The Eden District Municipality has warned residents and crews cleaning up after the Knysna fires must not to touch or work with any asbestos they find, because it is a health hazard.

Knysna fire led to largest deployment of firefighting resources in SA history - authorities

2017-06-20 22:56

The recent Knysna fires led to the largest deployment of firefighting resources and personnel in a single incident in South Africa's history.

Huge repair bill for schools following Cape storms and fires

2017-06-19 15:32

The Cape storm and the inferno which hit the Southern Cape have resulted in damages worth millions of rand to schools across the province, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer has said.

Zuma to visit Knysna after devastating fires

2017-06-15 10:18

President Jacob Zuma is set to visit the fire-ravaged garden route towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Zille commends efforts in 'biggest disaster rescue operation in SA history'

2017-06-12 20:53

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has commended all those who had helped the thousands caught up in devastating fires in Knysna.


Knysna fire victims seek damages after insurance shock

2017-09-18 19:01

Knysna residents whose homes were lost or damaged in devastating fires in June have turned to lawyers after finding out they were underinsured.

Conditions 'were ripe' for #Knysnafires

2017-08-14 22:25

A spark was all that was needed for a massive fire which left seven people dead in Knysna to rage out of control as conditions were ideal, says Knysna chief fire services officer Colin Manuel.

Devastating #KnysnaFires started by someone - AS IT HAPPENED

2017-08-14 13:39

Although the catastrophic fires that raged through Knysna was ignited by someone, there is no detail on whether the blaze was started deliberately, according to a report.

Knysna victim discovers life-changing note in donated jacket

2017-07-26 11:48

A hand-written note in a jacket pocket has changed the life of a victim of the Knysna fires.

Mares replace nightmares: Knysna horse reunited with old friends

2017-06-29 13:31

Cody - the badly burnt horse that survived 16 days in the veld after the devastating Knysna fires, before walking home on his own along the N2 - has been reunited with two of his old friends.

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.

Firefighters still trying to extinguish last of Garden Route blaze

2017-06-20 16:27

Firefighters hope to extinguish the last of the smouldering fires between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, ahead of stronger south-westerly winds.

Knysna still on edge as wind continues

2017-06-15 20:08

A spotter plane is keeping an eye on Knysna and surrounds in case increasing winds start another inferno.

Western Cape govt allocates R75m for fire, storm, drought relief

2017-06-14 16:34

The Western Cape cabinet has allocated R75m to deal with the consequences of the Knysna fires, damages caused by the recent storm, and drought relief.

Heated exchange as Knysna homeowner gets attempted burglar to battle blaze

2017-06-12 17:06

A Knysna resident, desperate to save his home from a sea of fast-approaching flames, has stopped an apparent burglar from entering and possibly looting it and offered the man money to help him battle the blaze.

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