Fri, May 7, 2021

lightning strikes burns kruger chalet satara

Lightning Strikes Satara Camp in Kruger, Fire Destroys Chalet

Lightning tonight struck the Satara Rest Camp in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park, setting fire to a cottage chalet and burning it to...
Karkloof Howick

KZN Midlands Farmer Killed in Brutal Farm Attack

A well known farmer in the Karkloof area, near Howick, in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Midlands has died after being stabbed during a farm attack...
Some students managed to pack a suitcase; others just had time to grab their laptops and run. Photo: Marecia Damons

UCT Fire: Students Tell How They Grabbed Textbooks, Laptops and Fled!

Second-year student Elizabeth Pretorius was busy preparing for a Sociology tutorial on Sunday morning at her student residence, Graça Machel Hall, when the fire...
A wildfire spread across the slopes of Table Mountain to the University of Cape Town. Photo by Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Why The Fire on Cape Town’s Iconic Table Mountain was Particularly...

The devastating fire that ran its course across the side of Table Mountain in Cape Town this week has put the spotlight back on...
A Table Mountain fire has destroyed buildings and left Devil’s Peak burnt.

Groundview: Cape Town Fire is Urgent Reminder to Offer Solutions to...

It seems that one of the fires which devastated parts of Cape Town on Sunday and Monday may have been started by someone cooking...
Cape Town fire

Choppers Dispatched as Cape Town Fire Spreads Towards Cableway

Fire continued to burn through the night at SANParks Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town. After a night of "crazy" winds, the weather...
Ministers homes evacuated, 1 destroyed

Ministers’ Families Evacuated, 1 Home Destroyed, Firefighters Save Mabuza’s Residence

A South African minister's residence in Cape Town has been destroyed by the Table Mountain fire that has been raging since Sunday morning, and...
The University of Cape Town’s Jagger Library, which housed thousands of theses, artworks, and precious documents, has been gutted. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

PHOTOS and VIDEO: Grim Aftermath of Cape Town’s Fire

Flames destroy buildings, monuments and precious archives... By Ashraf Hendricks, James Stent and Nathan Geffen The burning of the University of Cape Town’s J.W. Jagger...
Wounded Wildlife Animals Need Your Help after Cape Town Fire. Photos from SPCA and Helderberg Wildlife Rescue

Wounded Wildlife Animals Need Help after Cape Town Fire

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA urgently needs all our help for the wildlife that has been injured by an out-of-control fire which began...
Cape Town Fire Firefighters

Firefighters Still Battling Cape Town Blaze, Evacuations in Vredehoek

The Table Mountain runaway fire continues to spread as firefighters worked tirelessly yesterday and overnight to tackle the blaze, which has also destroyed a...