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WoF made my dream come true

WoF made my dream come true

Prior to joining Working on Fire, Christinah Raboroko was unemployed and envied her friends who were working and didn’t know if her dream of owning a car would ever come true. She joined WoF as a firefighter at Tzaneen in 2007 and in 2009 she was given an opportunity...

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If it has four wheels; Sekie can drive it easily

If it has four wheels; Sekie can drive it easily

A dream came true for Working on Fire Limpopo’s driver Sekie Lekalakala as she completed the Yellow Card Driver Training and became the first WoF female driver in the province. “I’m very blessed to have a supportive family and colleagues who encouraged me to look...

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Dubula community taught how to be fire safe

Dubula community taught how to be fire safe

More than 30 community members from Dubula village were taught about Working on Fire and what WoF does to prevent fires and fighting fires during a Fire Safe Workshop. The workshop was conducted  in the area early this month by the Eastern Cape Provincial Community...

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New energetic team in the West Coast

New energetic team in the West Coast

Working on Fire Western Cape recently created job and skills development opportunities for 24 previously unemployed youth from Vredenburg -West Coast, housed by base manager Andre de Wits from the Greater Cederberg FPA. “A total of 100 youngsters have responded to our...

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Venturing into green pasture to make life better

Nomvuyo Matshoba is former participant who now works as a nursery assistant at the Abie Bailey nature reserve. She said she was trained on nursery management by the base manager while she was still a fire fighter for Working on Fire. When asked how she got the job,...

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Changing life through education- former participant

Changing life through education- former participant

A firefighter who joined Working on Fire in 2012 is finally seeing her dream to further her studies come to reality. Jenifer Thomas is a single mother who originally comes from the Easter Cape in Matatiele. She was based at the Wedela base before she decided to leave...

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Reach for your dreams

Newly appointed WoF Services Assistant Administrator, Nosipho Nkabane, shares her story about her promotion from being a store person. Nosipho was recruited in April 2010 at the EThekwini base. Nosipho remembers the day of her recruitment like it was yesterday. "There...

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Hard work pays off

"I've learnt that there is no easy way in life, you must learn to work well with your team and  as a individual,l " said Nqobile Mangwanyana, a former Working on Fire,  fire fighter. Nqobile was recruited on the 3rd of April in 2014 with the Albert Falls team, "Before...

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