Former firefighter exits programme
A former firefighter at Krugersdorp Base has exited the programme to become a petrol attendant at a Shell filling station in Soweto.
Twenty-five-year-old Tsakani Maluleke joined the programme in 2012. Maluleke says she joined the programme because she needed work experience and skills and that being part of the award-winning programme had been a pleasure. Maluleke saw the work opportunity in the programme helped her progress towards a career and a better life.
“It is tough to be a firefighter but it was better than sitting home doing nothing. It helped me lessen the burden on my parents as I could provide for myself,” she says.
She says she took advantage of opportunities to gain skills and knowledge through WOF. “My biggest interest as a firefighter was in first aiding because I want to pursue a career as a paramedic in the long run,” says Maluleke, who is a qualified Basic Ambulance Assistant. She hopes that her new employment will lead to landing her dream job in future.