May 25, 2022

MEC says Western Cape was the site of more than 8600 shack fires between 2019 and 2021…

Cape Town – Infrastructure MEC Tertuis Simmers has said there were 8 642 shack fires in the province between 2019 and 2021, with 2 835 of them recorded in the 2019/20 financial year and 5 807 more during the 2020/21 period.

Simmers said that while a comprehensive list of all the names of informal settlements engulfed by fire was not readily available, a small number of municipalities did provide names of informal settlements where…

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