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Programme helps to alleviate poverty

Programme helps to alleviate poverty

Victor Khulwana, a Type 1 Crew Leader of the Mdala Team, says one of the most important human rights is being able to have a source of income and afford to buy food. He says he starved prior to democracy, because programmes like Working on Fire did not exist to...

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Skills learned at WOF pay off for former participants

Skills learned at WOF pay off for former participants

Former firefighters from the Carletonville Base, Mahlomola Leeto and Gladwin Style, are using skills learned during their time in the programme at their new jobs. They are employed as brushcutter and chainsaw operators by the Amaduala Company . “We did training in...

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WOF firefighter wins Slalom Canoe Championship

WOF firefighter wins Slalom Canoe Championship

Katleho Mahlaba, a Working on Fire firefighter from the Bethlehem Base, recently walked away with a gold medal in the K1M category of the South African Junior Slalom Canoe Championships. The annual championship was held in Clarens in the Free State on the Ash River....

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WOF raises public awareness about wetlands

WOF raises public awareness about wetlands

The Free State Working on Fire Dewetsdorp Team celebrated Wetlands Month in February at Morojaneng Park. Various stakeholders, such as members of the Community Work Programme (CWP), Department of Health and Mangaung Metro Municipality, attended the event. The Working...

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Firefighter’s perseverance pays off

Firefighter’s perseverance pays off

Lunga Sam is a firefighter at the Molteno Team who was recruited in 2015. The 29-year-old had to leave school in 2007 after doing Grade 11 due to financial difficulties. “Getting a job was not easy because I did not have matric, a qualification or skills. But I had...

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Firefighter’s positive attitude pays off

Firefighter’s positive attitude pays off

Nomawabo Saul, the Base Communications Representative (BCR ) of the Tsitsikamma Team in the Eastern Cape, says that if there is one thing that she has learned about working with people, it is that it can be challenging, but your attitude determines how you make it...

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Human Rights Day celebrated

Human Rights Day celebrated

Human Rights Day is a national day that is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. The commemoration provides the country with an opportunity to...

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Career development a priority for participants

Career development a priority for participants

With 23 base teams and 603 firefighters in the Mpumalanga province, Social Development Practitioner Condrick Mukhudwani says career development tops the list of things to achieve in 2017. “As WOF continues to assist in poverty alleviation and job creation across the...

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Rising above her disability

Rising above her disability

Restoring dignity is one of the key messages of Working on Fire, and through this key message WOF has changed a lot of lives across the country. Twenty-five-year-old Alettah Mbabala is one of the participants whose life changed for the better since she joined the WOF...

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Bethlehem participants save lives by donating blood

Bethlehem participants save lives by donating blood

Donating a unit of blood can save up to three lives of patients in need. Becoming a regular blood donor ensures that safe levels of blood supply are maintained and makes it possible for the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) to store sufficient blood to meet...

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