Showing dedication and responsibility in how we approach our actions, tasks, and contributions to the team.
Achieving shared goals and purpose through collective effort, focus and collaboration, while also respecting each member’s need for work-life balance.
Being an industry leader recognised for success, renown and respect among peers, with an integrated efficient approach focused on continious improvement – simply put, surpassing others and striving to be the best.
Have the ability to adapt to evolving environments in order to thrive and succeed.
Making a Difference
Enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their communities through empowerment, while also fostering improvements in the surrounding natural environment and beyond.

Working on fire is an Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) aimed at providing work opportunities to young men and women

What Is Climate Change?

Coordinating Efforts for Effective Wildland Fire Management

As part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of the Working on Fire Programme you are invited to participate in a fire management symposium.
  • 8 - 10 November 2023

    Fire Management Symposium

Prepare to be INSPIRED!

Discover the remarkable story of “Hope Rising From the Flames” – a book that ignites your imagination and fills your heart with hope. This captivating account unveils the incredible impact of the award-winning “Working on Fire” program, brought to life by the visionary Kishugu group of companies over two incredible decades.

Why You Can’t Miss This Book:

Transformative Impact: Witness the lives of over 17,000 young individuals, once unemployed, now transformed by the power of “Working on Fire.”

Global Recognition: Learn how this programme became a worldwide symbol of excellence in managing wildland fires and battling youth unemployment.

Key Stakeholders: Dive into the insightful forewords by President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister Barbara Creecy.

Firsthand Accounts: Gain invaluable insights from the program’s founders, Johan Heine and Dr. Guy Preston, as they share their experiences.

The Essence: Understand the core of “Working on Fire” through the eyes of Trevor Abrahams, Managing Director of the WoF Program.

Government Perspective: Explore the program’s role within the broader context of the government’s EPWP initiative.

Success Components: Uncover the secrets behind Training, Fire Awareness Education, Aerial firefighting, fleet management, WoF Communications, and the WoF Social Development Programme.

Global Impact: Discover the international deployments that have left their mark over the past two decades.

Unintended Blessings: Experience the heartwarming spinoffs, from “WoF Kids” to Food Security, Tourist Protection on Table Mountain, and more.

The Book of Heroes: Remember those who gave their all in service to WoF with our touching Roll of Honour.


  • The spatial and temporal variability of fires in South Africa

    The Impact of Climate Change on Wildfires



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