The Msunduzi Municipality Mayor, Mzimkhulu Thebolla says a case of arson has been opened with the Police after a fire ravaged the New England Road landfill site.
Small scale farmers in Klipgat near Ventersdorp and in Boons near Rustenburg are pleading for assistance after about 6 000 hectares of their seven farms have been burned by wildfires.
Scores of people have been displaced after a fire ravaged their shacks in Alexandra township north of Johannesburg. The cause of the fire is not yet known and firefighters are on scene.
Three people have been injured when a flat in Durban city centre caught alight on Friday morning.
Women and children have had to be evacuated from the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children in Manenberg after a fire broke out.