Former firefighter employed at Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency
After passing her matric in 2012 Namhla Oyisi found it difficult to further her studies due to financial problems. However, Namhla’s life changed for the better when she was recruited by Working on Fire as a firefighter at the Katberg base in 2013.
“I was so excited as I knew that I would be able to put food on the table for my family and my son,” she explained.
She added that she did her job with passion as she believes hard work pays off.
“I always made sure that I go the extra mile in every task I was given,” Namhla told WOF News.
She said that working for WOF gave her skills and experience that brought her opportunities. “In February 2015 I was recruited to the Katberg High Altitude Team (HAT) and that gave me hope for more opportunities to come,” she emphasised.
“After working for 3 years for WOF and HAT I was blessed with a new job, being a Field Ranger at the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency at the Mpofu Nature Reserve on the 1st April,” she said with a smile.
She thanked WOF for providing her with skills and work experiences which increased her chances of being employed outside of WOF.