Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has commended firefighters and volunteers involved in the battle against the fires in the southern part of the Cape Peninsula.
He has also appealed for donation for volunteer firefighters' services. He said in a statement today:
"We stand in admiration of those who have been fighting the fires and for the volunteers who have worked tirelessly to support them. We express our solidarity with those treated for smoke inhalation and who have lost property in the fires.
"The Anglican agency, Hope Africa, reports that while enough food has been donated, there is still a need for sunscreen, eye drops, throat lozenges, Energades and gloves. They can be delivered to the Lakeside and Newlands fire stations.
"Cash donations can be sent to to Volunteer Wildfire Services: Nedbank Foreshore, Branch code – 108309, Acc. No: 1083321226.
"I urge Anglicans to donate generously."