Stark choice could save landowners millions

By Jo-Anne Smetherham Landowners in rural areas face a stark choice regard¬ing the danger of runaway wildfire. They can ignore the risk it poses to their life and property – and those of their neighbours – or they can join the efforts to manage this risk, reducing it...

Hot on the trail of solutions to the threat of wildfire

By Jo-Anne Smetherham The climate dice are loaded in favour of bigger wildfires that are more difficult to control – and unless we develop a greater understand¬ing of how to manage wildfire, it will become increasingly difficult to reduce the damage to people, the...

Space-age technology helps to curb runaway wildfire

By Jo-Anne Smetherham Smart ways of preventing runaway wildfires from causing widespread destruction will be needed as climate change raises temperatures and creates larger tracts of tinder-dry veld. These smart methods already exist, and many are being used by South...