National / 8 September 2023 80 Albert Street: ‘It was a place for poor people, it’s not like we wanted to stay there’ FacebookXEmailLinkedInWhatsApp By Sheree Bega The 80 Albert Street blaze was a tragedy waiting to happen – as are many other buildings in the city This content is restricted to subscribers only. Join the M&G Community Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently. Subscribe Subscription enables: - M&G community membership - independent journalism - access to all premium articles & features - a digital version of the weekly newspaper - invites to subscriber-only events - the opportunity to test new online features first Already a subscriber? Login here.