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WOF gave him a chance to change his circumstances

WOF gave him a chance to change his circumstances

“I have six family members at home who depend solely on me for their survival,” says Thabo Masanabo of Kwaggafontein, when asked why he joined the programme. Masanabo is a firefighter based at the Dr JS Moroka Team in Tweefontein. He says the violent nature of the...

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Programme helping me to finish studies

Programme helping me to finish studies

Thabo Makola’s dream of becoming a sound engineer was cut short when he could not pay his tuition fees. “I did not have R2 000 to pay my tuition fee for the final two modules to complete my National Diploma in Sound Engineering at the University of South Africa,” says...

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Ready to tackle invasive alien plants

Ready to tackle invasive alien plants

A Training Officer in Gauteng, Happy Mpandeli, reports that alien invasive plant species like pompom and lantana are dangerous and are a threat to vegetation. “We have t rained 95 herbicide applicators to mitigate these alien plants this year as they grow a lot...

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Driver passionate about safety

Driver passionate about safety

Many of our Working On Fire participants strive to become the best they can be. Thabiso Ditibane is one of our participants who has not only managed to be promoted as a WOF driver but is also doing his utmost to further his studies. Funded by his earnings, Ditibane...

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Firefighter has big hopes for his business

Firefighter has big hopes for his business

Firefighter Zamile Dlamini from Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal, recently started his own tuck shop business in his community. Dlamini, who was recruited to Working on Fire in April 2013, saved for months before he had enough capital to open his business at the end of...

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Given self-love and acceptance

Given self-love and acceptance

Boifang Given Moatshe, a storekeeper at Kgaswane Base in the North West, found selflove and acceptance thanks to the Working on Fire programme and his teammates. Moatshe says on his arrival at the base he didn’t know how to cook or do his own laundry. “I didn’t know...

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Working on Fire changed her life

Working on Fire changed her life

“My life could have turned out differently had I not been introduced to the Working on Fire (WOF) programme,” says 23-year-old former WOF firefighter Estella Cossa. In an interview with WOFire News, Cossa shares her experiences as a young woman wanting to break the...

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