Knysna fires: Local high school affected as fires rage overnight

June 9, 2017


The Western Cape has moved from the worst drought in nearly a century to one of the worst storms in 30 years – and now to the raging Garden Route and Knysna fires. Firefighters have been battling around the clock with Knysna having been declared a disaster area.


Confirmation has been received that the fire in Knysna is the largest and most destructive fire in a built-up area in the Western Cape in recent memory. Knysna has a population of around 77 000 people, with between 8000 and 10 000 evacuated safely.


Signature of Hope’s thought go out to all individuals who are experiencing loss because of the fires. Among the affected, is Knysna High School, whose hostel has been burnt down in the fire.


We would like to extend our financial support in donating R10 000 to Knysna High School. In the middle of exams, both learners and teachers have been dealt a heavy blow, losing their homes and possessions.


With this donation, we want to show our support and spread hope to all the learners, equipping them with funds to replace stationery, school uniforms or other resources as needed.


We encourage everyone to help wherever they can and mobilising support in this desperate time.

If you would like to get involved in the relief efforts, please follow the support group on Facebook:

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