Drakenstein fire under control - officials
Authorities say they caught a break with the resting winds and brought the Paarl wild fire under control.
Families forced to evacuate as firefighters battle Paarl blaze
The blaze, which broke out overnight, has already ravaged 250 hectares of farmland and destroyed at least six structures.
Elderly CT man flees cops after being caught with pants down
A 71-year-old man is now facing multiple charges after being spotted along the N2 in his car while engaged in a compromising position with a woman.
Officials in CT urge residents to reduce water usage amid dwindling dam levels
The City’s Peter Flower says with a poor seasonal rain outlook ahead, residents are urged to protect their water reserves.
Helderberg fire damage estimated to be more than R51m
Management at the Vergelegen wine farm in Somerset West says at least 40% of the property has been ravaged by the wildfire.
Firefighting efforts in Grabouw halted for now
Fire crews in Grabouw have been forced to stand down due to the the low cloud cover and strong winds causing poor visibility.
City of CT renews calls for residents to reduce water usage
City authorities say that despite water restrictions, Cape Town residents are still using too much water.
Man killed in Delft while trying to stop robbery
The man was apparently attempting to intervene in the robbery of informal traders in the area.
Helderberg fire rages on, remains volatile
Crews are on standby to assist with operations following overnight flare ups.
WC firefighting efforts continue despite water crisis
Due to ongoing water restrictions, dams and reservoirs are only being used as a last resort.
SPCA struggling to cope with influx of abandoned animals
The NGO says it’s running at full capacity due to an influx in abandoned animals over the festive season.
Firefighters continue battling Overberg fire
Firefighters say dense cloud cover is hampering efforts to extinguish a fire near Grabouw in the Overberg.
Two die in Paarl shack fire
Two people, including a nine-year-old child, have died in a shack fire in Paarl.
Cape wine farm ravaged by Helderberg wildfire
The blaze that broke out near Somerset West on Tuesday has damaged or destroyed several structures, reducing farmland to ash.
Helderberg blaze ‘one of the worst’ in over a decade
Firefighters have been working tirelessly over three days to bring the fire under control.
#Helderbergfire: Evacuation plans suspended, firefighters remain on scene
Officials are appealing to the public to stay out of the area to keep the roads open for emergency vehicles to pass through.
Helderberg fire: Further evacuations carried out
Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services say that with winds building up and the dry terrain, its operations to bring the inferno under control have been very difficult.
Mother of slain baby vows to fight gang violence
Cindy Woodward's six-month-old daughter Zahnia was struck in the back of the head during an alleged gang attack.