Fire factories

Fire factories

Adapt, or die: technology helps to put out wildfires that are costing South Africa billions in damages and lost livelihoods. A multimedia investigation by Tricia Govindasamy

At least 16,027 wildfires were detected across South Africa between January and June this year

As climate change fans the flames, particularly in August, one rural community in KwaZulu-Natal that is particularly vulnerable to wildfires is using world-class technology to adapt.

FireHawk, the first computer-assisted fire detection system in the world, is one of the resilience measures being put in place during a five-year, multi-component project supported by the Adaptation Fund.

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