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Residents raise a stink over landfill

The years-long battle against the EnviroServ waste site at Shongweni has taken a new turn

Volunteers fill municipal-sized hole

Athandiwe Saba continues her reporting with a story about the people of Standerton who have taken it on themselves to fix things

Australian ‘megablaze’ brought under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged...

Some evacuations in George as firefighters battle blaze, Outeniqua Pass closed

The Outeniqua fire remains active in Waboomskraal, on the slopes of the Outeniqua Mountain above Witfontein Plantation, as well as in Karatara

Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires

The timing of the recall, which was issued last month, is already the subject of a government probe

Miners rescued after a fire at Harmony Gold

The fire is believed to have started while maintenance work was being carried out on an air cooler.

St Francis Bay fire destroys over 100 homes

Kouga Municipality said the fire, which had burned down more than 100 houses in St Francis Bay, is now under control.

Springs fire: ‘They have lost everything’

Captain Johannes Ramphora on Monday described the scene of a deadly fire that killed 12 people at the Struisbult Care Centre in Springs as "terrible".

Signal Hill fire contained

An overnight veld fire on the slopes of Signal Hill above Cape Town has been contained, the city's Fire and Rescue Services said on Friday.

Dozens killed in Chile prison fire

A fire broke out at a prison in the Chilean capital early on Wednesday, killing 81 inmates and injuring many more.

Investigators probe Pretoria court fire

Investigators on Thursday sifted through burned-out remains of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court's third floor to determine what had caused a fire.

Blaze closes Pretoria Magistrate’s Court

A blaze that ripped through the third floor of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday brought the wheels of justice to a halt.

Fire at Pretoria Magistrate’s Court

Firefighters were battling a fire at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Retirement-home fire: Death toll rises

Four more people have died as a result of a fire at a Nigel retirement home, raising the death toll to 22, the Gauteng health department said.

Cops probe cause of deadly fire at retirement home

Forensic experts on Tuesday combed through a burnt-down retirement home looking for clues as to what started a blaze that killed 18 people.

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