My colleagues’ safety is in my hands
Tebogo Tau, a Working on Fire driver from Molemane Base, is one of the more motivated drivers in the programme. Tebogo joined the WOF programme in February 2014 and was promoted to driver in October 2014.
Tau says he enjoys his work as a driver as it has taught him to be responsible. “I know when I drive, people’s lives and safety are in my hands. Therefore I have to drive responsibly and follow the rules of the road at all times as they are relying on me to get them to their destination safely,” he says.
“For those who would like to be drivers one day, I would advise them to get a driver’s licence as it’s the first requirement to be a driver. You must also be reliable, dedicated to your work and always remember people’s lives depend on you.”
Tau plans to use his salary to further his studies in public relations. Tau was born in Biesiesvlei near Lichtenburg. He has a five-year-old son who means the world to him.