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Recruits learn the value of working together

Recruits learn the value of working together

“The first time when I arrive at the WOF Academy, we didn’t know what to expect. It was a whole new environment to us. We had mixed feelings of happiness and being scared at the same time,” says Maite Thobela, a newly appointed firefighter at Mookgophong Base....

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2000 hectares lost in a day to wildfires

2000 hectares lost in a day to wildfires

Working on Fire (WOF) participants in Limpopo had a very busy start to August as they battled raging wildfires in the Waterberg District. Waterberg is one of the areas which is prone to wildfires due to the type of vegetation. About 100 WOF firefighters were...

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Selaelo goes an extra mile to save lives

Selaelo goes an extra mile to save lives

Selaelo Vincent Chepape is a Type 1Crew Leader at Molemole Base in Limpopo whose passion for saving lives and protecting the environment goes beyond fighting fires. As South Africa has a high rate of severe injuries and trauma due to road accidents, hospitals are in...

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WOF demonstrates services at Letaba Show

WOF demonstrates services at Letaba Show

Working on Fire Limpopo’s communications cluster attended the Letaba Show, the most well attended show in the Mopani District. The Letaba Show targets all age groups in the communities of the surrounding areas. WOF was given an opportunity to exhibit by the Letaba...

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KZN men march against the abuse of women

KZN men march against the abuse of women

The KwaZulu-Natal Working on Fire Albert Falls and Umngeni Teams participated in the Ngiyendoda Emadodeni Men’s March which took place in the Pietermaritzburg City Centre. The march was organised by the KZN Social Development Practitioner, Hloniphile Ndlovu, to...

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Dispatcher breaks stereotypes

Dispatcher breaks stereotypes

Type 3 Dispatcher Makhosazana Nhlapo is using carpentry skills acquired in the programme to generate extra income. She saved her monthly stipends to purchase tools to kick-start the project which she believes will uplift her. During her time off, she builds wardrobes...

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Former participant lands new job

Former participant lands new job

Lulama Mabhe recently exited positively from the programme after serving as a firefighter at the Krugersdorp Team. She is now a security officer at Cook Mine 2 in Randfontein in the West Rand. Mabhe says Working on Fire has served as a stepping stone in advancing her...

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Workshop seeks to simplify daily operation

Workshop seeks to simplify daily operation

Shane Christian, the newly appointed Working on Fire National General Manager, recently visited Working on Fire Free State provincial staff to engage with, train and provide additional information about the Working on Fire programme. The three-day workshop included a...

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