What science tells us about fire hazards facing Cape Town and its surrounds

South Africa’s Cape Peninsula – home to the picturesque city of Cape Town – is part of the only region in the world with fynbos. Fynbos is the world’s most diverse vegetation type – even more so than tropical rainforests. Cape Town city surrounds the Cape Peninsula, the south-western extremity of the African continent, the remaining natural

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Fire breaks out at Gauteng school hours before first day back

The first day of school was off to a dramatic start at Khutlo-Tharo Secondary School in Sebokeng on Wednesday as a fire gutted the school’s administration block. According to Emfuleni Local Municipality fire and rescue spokesperson Stanley Gaba, firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze. Gaba says a call from a community member alerting

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The Amazon Is on Fire. So Is Central Africa.

DAKAR, Senegal — As images of wildfires in South America’s Amazon region draw global attention, a large and potentially devastating series of fires is raging in Central Africa and parts of Southern Africa. Among the regions at risk is the Congo Basin forest, the second-largest tropical rainforest, after the Amazon, mostly in the Democratic Republic of

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Firefighters and 4 Choppers Fighting Fire in Noordhoek, South Africa

  Working on Fire confirmed its crew has been despatched to assist the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service and the SANParks – Table Mountain National Park. Issuing a ‘fire alert’ at 17h00 (SA Time), Working on Fire said they have dispatched firefighters and aerial support. There are currently four helicopters on the

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KwaDukuza family’s horror of watching home burn down

STANDING among the ruins of her corrugated iron home in KwaDukuza, Lallie Gounden tries to fight back the tears as she recalls watching her home burn. Gounden, 53, unemployed, shared the three-bedroom home with her sons Ashley, 33, and Bradley, 32, both self-employed, as well as Ashley’s wife, Jonelle, 22, and their 9-month-old daughter, Tais.

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Probe into Pinetown shopping centre fire that took hours to extinguish

  THERE will be further investigations into what caused the fire at a Pinetown building, which took hours to extinguish and affected shops. The Solwa Centre building, on Josiah Gumede Road, caught alight on Monday morning and by Tuesday morning, while the fire had been extinguished, there were still hot spots, said Naren Birjalal, division

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New Study: Global Fire Insurance Market Industry Trend and 2025 Forecast Report

  ORBIS RESEARCH has recently announced Global Fire Insurance Market report with all the critical analysis on current state of industry, demand for product, environment for investment and existing competition. Global Fire Insurance Market report is a focused study on various market affecting factors and comprehensive survey of industry covering major aspects like product types,

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