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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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Eager to finish Matric

Eager to finish Matric

“It takes courage, dedication, hard work, commitment, passion and tenacity to study while working. I wish our participants who are writing both matric and tertiary examinations well,” says Assistant General Manager (AGM ), Mthandeni Malinga. Malinga says the...

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Thapelo continues to serve the community

Thapelo continues to serve the community

Thapelo Ramashobane started from humble beginnings as a firefighter and is now making his career at Tlokwe Local Municipality, where he is employed as a traffic warden in the Department of Public Safety. His job includes the normal traffic warden duties, as well as...

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National Arbor Week launch

National Arbor Week launch

People from various communities around the Greater Tzaneen Municipality flocked to the Nkowankowa Stadium on 1 September to celebrate the launch of National Arbor Week. The event was hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with...

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September Fires

September Fires

After a quiet first few months of the current fire season, firefighters throughout the country were kept busy in September with fires in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. Firefighters were kept on their toes in Limpopo, especially over the...

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Teachers now FireSafe

Teachers now FireSafe

KwaZulu-Natal Working on Fire, the Department of Education, WESSA and the Department of Rural Development hosted a Fire Awareness Workshop for over 40 Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers. The workshop was held at Vryheid Comprehensive School on 20 September....

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Climbing with confidence thanks to HAT

Climbing with confidence thanks to HAT

Gcobisa Ngubombi, a 23-year-old Newlands High Altitude Team (HAT ) member, joined the HAT programme in February 2015. The High Altitude programme specialises in clearing alien plants on steep mountain slopes and ravines. It plays a vital role in...

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Passionate about helping others

Passionate about helping others

Zibele Bala, who joined the WOF programme in September 2015, was recently promoted to Base Communications Representative (BCR ) of the Newlands Team. The 27-year-old, who is originally from  the Eastern Cape, goes beyond the call of a firefighter and is passionate...

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