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Confidence needed to climb to the top

Confidence needed to climb to the top

Julian Botha, a determined woman who climbed the ladder in Working on Fire. Juliana Botha, a single mother to two boys, grew up in the rural area of Friemersheim - Huis van Vriende in Mosselbay. She joined the WoF programme in 2004 as a fire fighter and worked her way...

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Let us women conquer our fears

Let us women conquer our fears

For Nombuso Malevu being the only female driver in KZN has not prevented her from following her dreams and she performs her duties with pride and dignity. The driver from the eDumbe base was recruited on the 24 October 2011 at Nkandla as a fire fighter and after...

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Woman behind the wheel in WoF

Woman behind the wheel in WoF

Who are you? “My name is Matshidiso Mthana (32) from Backdoor in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. I am currently employed as a Transport Officer. Tell us about your background. “After I finished my matric, I did a drivers licence code 10. It became a struggle to get a job. I...

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Dreams can be found in unexpected places

Dreams can be found in unexpected places

She had a dream to help people and to become a Nurse but little did she know that her true calling was around the corner when she joined Working on Fire as a fire fighter in April 2012 at the Mbazwana base in KZN. Simangele Mazibuko steadily developed in Working on...

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Dedication goes a long way

Dedication goes a long way

For Nomphumelelo Mazibuko, a former fire fighter at the Shafton Team who joined Working on Fire in June 2007, being patient and dedicated to make a success of her life has been her driving force and today as the Reception and Administration Assistant at the...

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North West females celebrate Women’s Day in style

The North West Provincial female staff celebrated their Women’s Day on the 07 August 2015 under the theme “Make it happen”. The ladies started their day by exchanging gifts with their females’ secret pals as a sign of appreciation and love towards one another. As this...

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Crew Leader inspires her team to greatness

Elvina Saal is a Crew Leader with a difference! On a daily basis she continues to inspire her teammates with inspirational thoughts and always leads from the front. Her fellow team members says about Elvina that she always approaches her job in a professional manner...

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Female fire fighter excels on the fire line

Female fire fighter excels on the fire line

Female firefighter, Anna Mahlangu (28), a mother of one son and a breadwinner in her family from the Belfast Team said that the annual Yellow Card Training made her confident to suppress fires during this fire season. “I am a very proud of being a female fire...

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Women should not be victims of abuse

Women should not be victims of abuse

Nosi Lomile is a Crew Leader at the Clarens Team in the Eastern Free State. She joined Working on Fire in 2011 and a year later she attended a crew leader course which she passed. She said Women’s Month is important to her as a female leader because women...

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MD Message August 2015

MD Message August 2015

The national theme for Women’s Month this year is, “Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”. To this end we are extremely proud of the fact that the WoF Programme is one of government’s most successful EPWP programmes which has created work opportunities for many...

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