City helps victims of shack fires rebuild their lives

Cape Town's informal settlement residents who have been affected by shack fires over the past three months received emergency housing kits from the City.

According to EWN, the most recent fires occurred in Egoli, Vygieskraal and Masiphumulele.

Mayco member for Human Settlements, Councillor Benedicta van Minnen says so far they have issued 1 200 enhanced emergency kits to victims of shack fires.

The idea is to get people into structures as soon as possible so that they can start rebuilding their lives.

Councillor Benedicta van Minnen, MAYCO member for Human Settlements

It is important that people continue to practice the behavior that prevents fires.

Councillor Benedicta van Minnen, MAYCO member for Human Settlements

The housing kits consist of pine poles, roof sheets, a wooden door with hinges and a lock set, a wooden-framed window and nails.

To hear more on what the City is doing to help victims of shack fires, listen below:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
LISTEN: Tannie Evita predicted Ramaphosa would be president in 1994

LISTEN: Tannie Evita predicted Ramaphosa would be president in 1994

Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout shares her thoughts on SA's new president.

'We look forward to an uplifting Sona' - Naledi Pandor

'We look forward to an uplifting Sona' - Naledi Pandor

Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor expects Sona will outline the NEC's plans for improving the country.

Patricia de Lille: I'm determined to clear my name of corruption

Patricia de Lille: I'm determined to clear my name of corruption

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, speaks out, following her survival of Thursday's DA motion of no confidence.

How to overcome the fear of failure (and other tips from a serial entrepreneur)

How to overcome the fear of failure (and other tips from a serial entrepreneur)

Nic Haralambous knows a thing or three about starting a small business with almost no money. He offers this advice…

How to help the thousands displaced by Masiphumelele fire

How to help the thousands displaced by Masiphumelele fire

Here's how to help the residents that were left displaced after Sunday's devastating blaze and are now trying rebuild their homes.

Community leader vocal on vacant land after 4000 displaced in Masiphumelele fire

Community leader vocal on vacant land after 4000 displaced in Masiphumelele fire

Two people have died and at least 4 000 others have been left displaced after a blaze in Masiphumelele destroyed over 800 shacks.

Popular articles
‘Maimane, Malema will find Ramaphosa harder to deal with than easy-target Zuma’

‘Maimane, Malema will find Ramaphosa harder to deal with than easy-target Zuma’

Afternoon Drive’s Stephen Grootes interviews Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Security Studies Judith February.

Hawks video shows fugitive Ajay Gupta leaving SA

Hawks video shows fugitive Ajay Gupta leaving SA

The Hawks are in possession of video footage showing Gupta, wanted in connection with Vrede dairy farm scandal, leaving SA.

Eusebius says EFF misread the moment by walking out on President's election

Eusebius says EFF misread the moment by walking out on President's election

Eusebius Mckaiser asked callers what they thought of how opposition parties conducted themselves in yesterday's election.

LISTEN: Tannie Evita predicted Ramaphosa would be president in 1994

LISTEN: Tannie Evita predicted Ramaphosa would be president in 1994

Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout shares her thoughts on SA's new president.

Zwane, Dlamini, Muthambi and Gigaba may be axed in Ramaphosa reshuffle - journo

Zwane, Dlamini, Muthambi and Gigaba may be axed in Ramaphosa reshuffle - journo

Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to reshuffle the Cabinet as he takes over from Zuma and makes his mark the National Executive.

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Cyril Ramaphosa's ex-wife says abuse allegations spread by EFF leader Julius Malema are an attempt to tarnish his reputation.