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Crew Leader speaks out against abuse

Crew Leader speaks out against abuse

Dr JS Moroka’s Type 2 crew leader, Evelyn Mthethwa, broke her silence on the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-boyfriend several years ago. Mthethwa explains that her boyfriend was verbally and physically very abusive. She said her child would ask why the...

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Firefighter goes beyond the call of duty

Firefighter goes beyond the call of duty

Decia Moruane of the Mdala Team proves once again that being a firefighter is not only about being courageous but having the burning passion to save lives. The 27-year-old goes beyond the call of duty by donating her scarce blood type. She has group O negative blood...

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Participant makes a glamorous exit

Participant makes a glamorous exit

A former firefighter at the Cradle of Humankind Team, Refilwe Moshoeshoe, is now a Beauty Therapist at Rhinos Estate resort, a stone’s throw from Lanseria Airport on the West Rand. Moshoeshoe completed her beauty therapy course part-time at the Fourways Hotel in...

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Training to be first pilot from his township

Training to be first pilot from his township

A 22-year-old Type 2 Crew Leader from the look back on and say ‘I achieved that’.” Maropeng Team, who almost gave up on his dream of being a pilot due to financial constraints, has been given a chance to live his dream. Donald Malekuto is training to attain a...

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Working on Fire made me believe in myself

Working on Fire made me believe in myself

Leoni Rooy, who is a Training Officer based in Bloemfontein, joined the Working on Fire programme in April 2004 in Clanwilliam, a small town about 200km north of Cape Town. She started off as a firefighter at the Clanwilliam Base and within months was nominated by her...

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MD Message November 2016

MD Message November 2016

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. The campaign, themed ‘Count Me in: together moving a non-violent South Africa forward’, begins on 25 November each year. This campaign aims to...

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Participant climbs the ladder of success

Participant climbs the ladder of success

Born in the small village of Ditichereng (Mariazell) in the Eastern Cape, near the Drakensberg Mountains bordering Lesotho, Bongani Qoza has worked his way up to a senior position in human resources. This zealous young man joined the WOF programme in 2007 at...

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They are ready for the upcoming fire season

They are ready for the upcoming fire season

A Yellow Card training camp was held in Witelsbos for two weeks, attended by 112 firefighters from the eight teams in the West District of the Eastern Cape. The Ground Operations Manager (GOM ) for the West District, Mxoli Cabela, says the objective of the training...

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Western Cape Fire Awareness Campaign kicks off

Western Cape Fire Awareness Campaign kicks off

On 7 October 2016, Working on Fire Western Cape hosted its annual Fire Awareness Campaign launch at the Loben Hall in Mamre, to launch the series of upcoming fire awareness, door-to-door and risk reduction campaigns that will take place across the Western Cape in...

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