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Alex residents with their possessions outside burned shacks.

Alex fire victims want homes for Christmas

13 December 2018, 6:18 AM

Shack dwellers in Alexandra north of Johannesburg have a simple wish for this festive season, that is to have their own homes.

Alex residents standing with some of their goods

Fire retardent paint to help curb the spread of shack fires in Alex

10 December 2018, 9:13 PM

A painting project aimed at preventing shack fires is underway in Setswetla informal settlement, in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

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Makhura addresses Alex community after fire

7 December 2018, 1:00 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has arrived in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, following a fire that swept through hundreds of informal settlements

Alex residents standing with some of their goods

Man accused of starting Alex shack fire dies

7 December 2018, 9:25 AM

The man that the Alexandra community accused of starting a fire that swept through about 150 shacks on Thursday, has died of the wounds he sustained when they attacked him.

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Fire leaves scores homeless in Alexandra

6 December 2018, 7:09 PM

A shack fire has broken out in the Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg.

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