The Cape Aflame Project Team

As We Saw It …

We pretty much saw it as catastrophe turning to cataclysm and apocalypse and then to destruction and devastation. Nevertheless, we saw and recorded it being contained and suppressed by the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services (CTF&RS) and the Bambi Bucket-bearing pilots of Working on Fire’s Hueys.

As He Saw It …

From his position as National Director of Natural Resources Management, Christo Marais saw it very differently.

As They Saw It …

For the definitive story of the Muizenberg Fire of March 2015, we need to see it as we, he and they – the TMNP, VWS, WoF and other ground crews and contractors – saw it … face to face.

VWS fire crews respond to the March 2015 Muizenberg Fire. From The Cape Aflame – Cape Town's Dance with Fire, November 2015 Photography: John Murray
Photography: John Murray

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