31 houses destroyed, 28 damaged as wildfire rages on Cape coastline

Out of control fires have raged across large areas of the Cape coastline in the Betty’s Bay region since New Year.

Thirty-one residential properties have been completely destroyed and 28 properties sustained partial to major damage in the raging fires in the Betty's Bay area, east of Cape Town, the city's fire chief Theo Lane said on Saturday.

31 houses destroyed, 28 damaged as wildfire rages on Cape coastline
31 houses destroyed, 28 damaged as wildfire rages on Cape coastline

31 houses destroyed, 28 damaged as wildfire rages on Cape coastline

Out of control fires have raged across large areas of the Cape coastline in the Betty’s Bay region since New Year.

Police destroy Northern Cape dagga plantation

Police destroy Northern Cape dagga plantation

A man has been arrested for growing plants valued at R30,000.
Fire at Bloemfontein school traps children inside hostel

Fire at Bloemfontein school traps children inside hostel

The fire brigade needed to remove burglar bars to free the victims.
Residents evacuated after another wildfire flagged in Western Cape

Residents evacuated after another wildfire flagged in Western Cape

The Franskraal fire has prompted the residents to leave the area in search of safety.
Sebokeng residents have been failed by ANC – DA

Sebokeng residents have been failed by ANC – DA

The repair work that was recently completed on the storm drains was simply a patch job with no real maintenance done, the party said.
Wupperthal in lockdown ahead of restoration of historical buildings destroyed by fire

Wupperthal in lockdown ahead of restoration of historical buildings destroyed by fire

Plant equipment and machinery will be moved into the town to commence the demolition work.
Moravian Church makes available land for emergency housing for Wupperthal fire disaster victims

Moravian Church makes available land for emergency housing for Wupperthal fire disaster victims

The fire left hundreds of people homeless and destroyed several cultural buildings.
Recovery plans for Wupperthal Moravian mission station under way after devastating fire

Recovery plans for Wupperthal Moravian mission station under way after devastating fire

Recovery plans are well under way to restore the Moravian mission station at Wupperthal in the Western Cape
Man arrested for allegedly starting Betty’s Bay fire

Man arrested for allegedly starting Betty’s Bay fire

The 34-year-old man allegedly let off a flare that started the devastating blaze.
One killed‚ two injured in Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay fires

One killed‚ two injured in Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay fires

‘We request the public to keep the communities of Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay, Hangklip and surrounding rural area in their thoughts.’
SAPS probing deaths of three women at Shepherd Bushiri’s church in Pretoria

SAPS probing deaths of three women at Shepherd Bushiri’s church in Pretoria

The police say the three victims have not yet been identified while exact cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained.
Congregants dead in ‘stampede’ at Shepherd Bushiri’s Pretoria church

Congregants dead in ‘stampede’ at Shepherd Bushiri’s Pretoria church

There were initial reports of a stampede but this could not yet be confirmed.
Flooding ‘traps tourists’ at Mpumalanga resort

Flooding ‘traps tourists’ at Mpumalanga resort

Major damage has been caused at the Badplaas Forever Resort, according to eyewitnesses posting to Twitter.
Man and child killed by lightning in Limpopo

Man and child killed by lightning in Limpopo

The two were sitting under a tree outside their home during a thunderstorm when they were struck by lightning.
Clean up underway after KZN thunderstorm wreaks havoc

Clean up underway after KZN thunderstorm wreaks havoc

The storm uprooted trees which blocked roads and damaged power lines.
Pietermaritzburg disaster management on standby for ‘freak thunderstorm’

Pietermaritzburg disaster management on standby for ‘freak thunderstorm’

Residents in low lying areas are urged to seek shelter on higher ground as the risk of localised flooding is very high.
Everything ‘largely back to normal’ at Sun City hotels

Everything ‘largely back to normal’ at Sun City hotels

‘There is very little visible damage that remains to be seen,’ said Raul de Lima, Sun City Resort Group executive.
Sun City open for business after hail storm damage

Sun City open for business after hail storm damage

Guests are encouraged to call the reservations contact centre to ensure that their booking is still intact.
Around 200 rooms damaged at Sun City, no checking-in until further notice

Around 200 rooms damaged at Sun City, no checking-in until further notice

No injuries have been reported after a 20- to 30-minute freak storm hit the resort on Saturday.
PICS, VIDEO: Sun City picks up the pieces after storm, partly reopened

PICS, VIDEO: Sun City picks up the pieces after storm, partly reopened

Pictures and videos of damage were circulating on social media after a ‘freak storm’ storm hit the resort.
Shack dwellers lose their Christmas savings in Khayelitsha fire

Shack dwellers lose their Christmas savings in Khayelitsha fire

Over 100 shack dwellers were left homeless by a fire in Gadini informal settlement, Khayelitsha, Monday afternoon.
WATCH: Heavy rain batters Mpumalanga houses

WATCH: Heavy rain batters Mpumalanga houses

Last Tuesday, a nine-year-old boy in Louisville died after a brick wall collapsed onto him when a hailstorm battered the area.
PICS: ‘We lost it all’ … the heartbreak of 2,000 families after Alexandra fire

PICS: ‘We lost it all’ … the heartbreak of 2,000 families after Alexandra fire

Most victims are left with only the clothes on their backs, while one man lost R17,000 he stuffed inside his mattress to visit his family.
Disaster management on standby for heavy rains, flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal

Disaster management on standby for heavy rains, flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal

In KZN, bad weather patterns tend to leave a trail of death and destruction in their wake every year.

 

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