Booysens fire victims moved to community centre

Booysens fire victims moved to community centre

Booysens Informal Settlement residents who lost their homes to a fire on Friday have been moved to a local community centre.

The City of Johannesburg has also provided them with food parcels, hygiene packs and others resources.

Mayor Geoff Makhubo visited the area on Sunday.

He says 80% of the community members are migrants.

Makhubo says they will be rehabilitating the infrastructure in the area and begin de-densifying the area.

More than 700 shacks were lost in the fire.

No injuries or deaths have been reported.

Arrive Alive, Mbalula urges Soweto residents

Arrive Alive, Mbalula urges Soweto residents

Soweto residents, in Gauteng, welcomed the Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula in the area today.

He was leading the Hoot for Life Arrive Alive Road Safety Awareness Campaign.

His Open Bus ride began at Maponya Mall in Klipspruit and will end in Soshanguve.

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo accompanied Minister Mbalula on the campaign.

The Minister urged locals not to drink and drive.

He urged community members to enjoy the festive season responsibly.