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EFF opens murder case against Gauteng MECs over firefighters’ deaths
EFF opens murder case against Gauteng MECs over firefighters’ deaths
The Gauteng chair of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Mandisa Mashego, said the party has opened a case of murder against human settlements MEC Uhuru...
#JoburgsBravest: 'Firefighters had to use their hands to put out fire'
#JoburgsBravest: 'Firefighters had to use their hands to put out fire'
Firefighters had to use their hands to put out the fire at the Bank of Lisbon building in central Johannesburg last week, said firefighter...
Joburg ill equipped for blazes
Joburg ill equipped for blazes
The City of Joburg has admitted that it doesn't have the necessary equipment to extinguish fires in the metro, with an alarming number of buildings...
Editorial: From the embers of fire, stoke hope
Editorial: From the embers of fire, stoke hope
On Thursday morning, sections of the Bank of Lisbon building in central Johannesburg were still ablaze. Firefighters, their bodies limp with...
Firefighters grounded in risky season
Firefighters grounded in risky season
Six weeks ago, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) suspended helicopter and small aircraft operating licences for the government-funded job creation programme, Working on Fire, for failure to comply with legal requirements for holders of an air operator...
[Slideshow]Cape counts cost of raging fires
[Slideshow]Cape counts cost of raging fires
Firefighters have been battling for four days to contain a devastating blaze which has so far cost the city around R3-million.
Money burns in SA's forests of fire
Money burns in SA's forests of fire
When the gusty August winds make their way into Mpumalanga, all it takes is a solitary puff of smoke on the horizon to fill locals with dread....
Working on Fire: the firefighters that won't quit
Working on Fire: the firefighters that won't quit
The Mail & Guardian visited one of these teams while they took a short rest from constantly fighting the fires sweeping across the...
Damage to be assessed after St Francis Bay fire
Damage to be assessed after St Francis Bay fire
Mop-up operations continued in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape on Monday morning after a blaze destroyed more than 100 houses, the Kouga...
Devil's Peak blaze 'contained'
Devil's Peak blaze 'contained'
The fire on Devil's Peak above Cape Town was "more or less contained", but would keep firefighters busy for the next couple of days, Table Mountain...
Gordon's Bay fire tamed
Gordon's Bay fire tamed
A fire that gutted homes in Gordon's Bay was under control on the edges of the residential area on Tuesday afternoon, but still raging unchecked on...
Firefighter drives trucks for 20 years without licence
Firefighter drives trucks for 20 years without licence
A firefighter in Japan lost his job after city officials found out he had been driving ambulances and fire trucks for over 20 years without a...

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