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Forensic investigation points to sources of Knysna fires

By Yolande Stander and Hendrick Mphande The devastating fires that wreaked havoc in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in June, destroying hundreds of properties and claiming...

Gemma – the cat with nine lives who found a way home after Knysna...

In a tale of survival against the odds a 16-year-old cat with burnt paws was reunited with her owners on a smallholding that was...

East London community rallies together to help victims of Knysna fires

AS THE Knysna fires raged on leaving destruction in its wake, the East London community were busy mobilising, hard at work collecting, sorting and...

Knysna fires: Severe weekend fire risk warning

A warning of conditions for a high fire risk over the weekend and the week ahead has been issued by Western Cape Disaster Management. “From...

Support for Knysna businesses

CAPE Town-based company Retail Capital is stepping up to aid small business owners in Knysna. The fire has left many businesses damaged and struggling. After a...

Fires now raging underground along the Garden Route

A Knynsa resident spent Monday afternoon digging up parts of the Noetzie nature reserve. Wendy Dewberry‚ an environmentalist‚ has not lost her mind –...

Experts warned about fires

Scientists urged action eight years ago on alien vegetation threat to Garden Route A group of scientists led by eminent NMMU botanist Professor Richard Cowling...

Local residents and businesses rally together to help Knysna fire victims

KING William’s Town’s Mike Webb was among the many individuals who collected relief items for those affected by the Knysna fires that ravaged the...

Knysna gets emergency transfusion of R75m to kickstart fire recovery

The Western Cape is pumping R75-million into emergency recovery efforts in Knysna. The decision was made at a meeting of the provincial cabinet in the...

Firefighters cautiously optimistic as weather conditions improve around Knysna

Fire fighters pushed to contain the fires around Knysna on Sunday morning as weather conditions improved along the Garden Route on day five of...

UPDATED: EL, King come together to help Knysna fire victims

EAST Londoners are asked to open their hearts to help the victims of the devastating wildfires in Knysna and the Garden Route. Hudson Park Primary...

SANDF to boost resources to fire-struck Knysna – video

The South African National Defence Force is expected to deploy more resources to assist with evacuations‚ after raging wildfires spread throughout Knysna in the...

NSPCA – National Council of SPCA

DEVASTATING KNYSNA FIRES The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) dispatched our Disaster Teams early this morning from Alberton in Gauteng to assist animals affected by...

Hands On volunteers spreading warmth

From knitted jerseys to handmade quilts, Toni Krull’s non-profit organisation, Hands On, and her crew of elderly women, are giving back to the community...

WATCH: Deepening crisis over BCM’s ailing fire truck fleet

Buffalo City Metro firefighters may be found wanting if devastating fires such as those that raged through the southern Cape and south Eastern Cape...

Firefighters speak out on shambles

Sister newspaper Daily Dispatch spoke to various firefighters, officials and politicians about the state of fire stations in both King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality and...

Painting away the trauma

Pupils given outlet for night or terror in bold murals series If a picture can say a thousand words, then murals painted by pupils at...

Woodridge counts cost of fire disaster

Woodridge College will start rebuilding immediately, after the devastating fires that destroyed about half of the school buildings at the weekend. “We need to get back...

Firefighter dies in the Southern Cape

A firefighter has died after he sustained burns to 70% of his body while combating raging fires along the Garden Route. FANNED BY WIND: A...

Drought yesterday‚ snow today for storm-ravaged Western Cape

Last week the Western Cape government declared the province a disaster area because of the severe drought. This week residents were warned to stay indoors...