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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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Sri Lankan Invasive Species Tour to South Africa

Sri Lankan Invasive Species Tour to South Africa

A group of Sri Lankan stakeholders involved in invasive species projects in their country recently undertook a tour of South Africa. They were hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs to learn more about how South Africa is dealing with invasive species. The...

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Western Cape prepares its firefighters

Western Cape prepares its firefighters

Working on Fire Western Cape has been hard at work as it prepares its participants for the 2016/17 summer fire season. Just over 650 participants stationed at 28 bases within the province attended a Yellow Card training camp during 19–30 September partake in various...

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MD Message October 2016

MD Message October 2016

Since my last message we have experienced a number of fires in Limpopo. However, we were able to mobilise resources from our ground crews in Limpopo. We received high praise from landowners for bringing these fires under control and I want to commend the provincial...

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