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Injured Knysna fire hero becomes a father

Gaecious Maleke became a father on 6 July. A Working on Fire (WOF) firefighter from the Bloemfontein Team, Maleke was injured in the line of duty when a burning tree log rolled over him during the fires in Knysna in the Western Cape. He sustained soft tissue damage to...

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Giving 67 minutes for Mandela

In the week preceding International Nelson Mandela Day, President Jacob Zuma called upon South Africans to use Nelson Mandela Day on July 18 to intensify the fight against poverty. This year’s Mandela Day theme was #ActionAgainstPoverty. President Zuma...

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Former participant lands job at SAPS

Mavis Mabena is now a policewoman in Mpumalanga. She says she has put what she learned in the WOF programme to good use in her employment at the South African Police Services. “The programme prepared me well for the tough labour market. It helped build...

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Former firefighter exits programme

A former firefighter at Krugersdorp Base has exited the programme to become a petrol attendant at a Shell filling station in Soweto. Twenty-five-year-old Tsakani Maluleke joined the programme in 2012. Maluleke says she joined the programme because she needed work...

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Firefighters honoured for their dedication

The leadership of the Aloe Ridge Apostolic Faith Mission Church in Riversdale held a thanksgiving service to acknowledge the contribution of the Working on Fire firefighters to fighting the devastating fires in Knysna. “It’s an extremely challenging task to perform...

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Busy Winter Fire Season across the country

With the 2017 winter fire season in full swing firefighting teams across the country have been kept busy suppressing fires which threatened lives and properties. With the 2017 winter fire season in full swing firefighting teams across the country have been kept busy...

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