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Brand South Africa calls on citizens for humanitarian support

Brand South Africa sends condolences to those who have lost loved ones in Knysna fires.Johannesburg, Thursday 08 June 2017 –  The Western Cape Province...

Learning made fun for children

Low Engen-Kleva-Kids---ThumbUsing drama and song, Engen KlevaKidz teaches young children about safety regarding paraffin. The highly flammable fuel is used by many disadvantaged households for cooking and heating.

Cape fires are 'right on time' for fynbos

Cape fires are ‘right on time’ for fynbos, says UCT ecologist

As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Cape Peninsula have been to tracts of nature reserve and property, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.

Working on Fire: saving lives, changing lives

working-on-fire-thumbSouth Africa's Working on Fire firefighting programme not only saves lives and billions of rands in property every year, it also changes for the better the lives of the ex-prisoners and once-destitute people who fight the fires.

Ancient toolmakers’ fiery secret

New evidence has emerged that 72 000 years ago ancient Southern Africans used fire to treat stone before making tools. Researchers say this signals a breakthrough in human evolution.

Video: Fire on Table Mountain

Video: Fire on Table Mountain

The fire that broke out on Devil's Peak above Cape Town on Tuesday, forcing between 50 and 70 families to evacuate their homes, was "more or less contained" but would keep firefighters busy for the next few days, Table Mountain National Park fire chief Philip Prins told News24 on Wednesday afternoon.
Fighting fire in real time

Fighting fire in real time

May to October are the driest months of the year for the northern parts of South Africa. Now a fire map, developed jointly by the CSIR and power utility Eskom, and broadcast nightly on SABC, will show active fires throughout South Africa as detected by satellites over the preceding 12 hours.

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