4 Jul 2021
Coastal cities are on the "frontline" of the climate crisis, with swelling oceans redrawing the map and putting hundreds of millions at risk. That's the warning of an unpublished draft report by the UN's climate science advisory panel, seen exclusively by AFP, the most extensive compendium to date of the urgent climate threats facing the planet. Among the cities featured in the report is Cape Town, where 100,000 households are exposed to flooding in a city riven by deep poverty and the legacy of apartheid.
20 Apr 2021
An emergency worker walks in a Cape Town neighbourhood, using a loudspeaker to tell residents to evacuate from their houses because of a fire that broke out in the foothills of Table Mountain on Sunday. The blaze has been largely contained, but firefighters are still battling to control it.
19 Apr 2021
Emergency services are fighting to contain a fire that has broken out in the foothills of Cape Town's landmark Table Mountain. As strong winds fanned the blaze on Sunday, hundreds of University of Cape Town students had to flee as their library burned.
19 Apr 2021
Cape Town engulfed in smoke as wildfires destroy buildings