A four-year-old boy and his four-month-old baby sister have burnt to death in a shack at Zone 8 Meqheleng in the Free State town of Ficksburg. The incident occurred on Christmas night.
Fire fighters are battling a fire which has broken out at Pearly Beach near Gaansbaai in the Overberg district of the Western Cape.
Residents of Talana hostel in Tzaneen are blaming the local municipality of failing to improve their living conditions.
The president of Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral board cited a fire last week that destroyed ballot papers, an ongoing Ebola outbreak and ethnic violence as reasons for delaying Sunday’s presidential election.