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Climbing to success

Namhla Oyisi said that joining Working on Fire was a stepping stone for her because it equipped her with skills to climb the ladder of success. Namhla is a former fire fighter from the Katberg Team in the Eastern Cape and she joined the programme in 2013. “After...

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Lessons from the worst fire season

‘‘In 2014, the fire season was the worst ever since I joined the programme,’’ quipped Sello Khothalang from the Ongeluknek base. Sello said that the fires they fought last year were tough but it gave them more experience for the 2015 fire season. “Most of the fires we...

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Community says “No more unwanted fires”

The Sheepmore community assured Working on Fire (WoF) that there would be no unwanted veld fires across their area. They said that during the Provincial fire awareness campaign that took place at Sheepmore community hall on Friday (5 Jine2015), where the Community...

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WoF applauded by Government

The Working on Fire programme continued to receive recognition and praise from various government departments during their recent Budget Votes in Parliament. This was evident during the Departments’ of Environmental Affairs, Public Works and Agriculture, Fisheries and...

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Eastern Cape ready for fire season

Eastern Cape ready for fire season

The Eastern Cape officially launched their Winter Fire Season in spectacular style at the Stutterheim Airfield on the 5 June 2015. Various stakeholders from the Fire Protection Associations, landowners like forestry companies and government and the media attended the...

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EPWP adds value to communities

Pretoria – Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says the improved public awareness of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is due to the value it adds in the communities. EPWP is a flagship programme to fight poverty and unemployment through the provision of short...

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Instant self-defense for WoF beneficiaries

Instant self-defense for WoF beneficiaries

  South Africa is a beautiful country, yet like any other country it is faced with many challenges, violence against women is one of those challenges. The Working on Fire Training Academy subscribes to no violence against women, it is for this reason that the...

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WoF Commercial Operations Project

WoF Commercial Operations Project on the N3 Toll Road between Cedara and Lions River, 20km both sides of the road. Extremely dangerous work with the heavy traffic flow. Burning together with the eThekwini Team and the KZN Programme assistance. Completing this...

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Community ready for fire season

Community ready for fire season

The KwaZulu-Natal Working on Fire Communications Cluster conducted a fire awareness campaign in eThekwini, Inanda in the Amatata community on 13 June. The KZN Community Fire Awareness Officer, Makhosi Dladla, said the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries...

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MD Message June 2015

MD Message June 2015

Following the worst winter fire season in seven years in 2014, many specialists expect that there will be an increased risk of veld and forest fires, given the current long term weather forecast for the provinces currently in their winter fire season. I want to urge...

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