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Participant’s rapid rise to the top

Participant’s rapid rise to the top

Thabo Moiloa possesses an inspirational story of how persistence, hard work and a little bit of luck can open doors that you never thought would open. Moiloa joined Working on Fire in June 2004 as a firefighter in the Qwa Qwa team in the Eastern Free State. This...

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Participants fly the WOF flag at Marathon

Participants fly the WOF flag at Marathon

The Sun to Sun half marathon race was presented by the Nedbank Fast Legs Running Club. Runners competing in the half marathon event begin the scenic route at 08h00 at the Black Mountain Hotel and finish at Mbabana Stadium in Thaba’Nchu. This race was introduced...

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Former firefighter now field ranger

Former firefighter now field ranger

Working on Fire prides itself in providing unemployed youth from disadvantaged communities with skills that improve their employability. The success of the programme is proven by the regular numbers of former WOF participants who land jobs either in...

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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 the Working on Fire Free State Provincial Staff to engage, train and provide additional information to the staff members about the Working on Fire programme. The 3 days...

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WOF Eastern Cape welcomes new Crew Leaders

WOF Eastern Cape welcomes new Crew Leaders

The Working on Fire programme in the Eastern Cape welcomed back 21 Crew Leaders who recently completed the Type 2 Crew Leader course. The young men and women left the province to attend the Type 2 Crew Leader course which ran from 24 May to 14 July. Ground Operations...

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Team ready for its first fire season

Team ready for its first fire season

Since its inception last year, the Rooiberg Team has been working tirelessly to put up fire prevention measures in fire-prone areas. The team is facing its first fire season which will see the participants dispatched to the fire line for fire suppression. The...

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Storekeeper earns a bachelor’s degree

Storekeeper earns a bachelor’s degree

Tshibanyane Mofokeng from the Bethlehem Team has achieved something that not many in his position have. Mofokeng obtained a Bachelor’s in Governance and Political Transformation degree from the University of the Free State. Tshibanyane and his twin brother are...

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Restoring Knysna through fire awareness

Restoring Knysna through fire awareness

Following the recent fires which engulfed Knysna, the Western Cape Community Fire Awareness Officer (CFAO ), Rayganah Rhoda, and Fire Awareness Training Officer (FATO) Androlene Killian, conducted a FireSafe workshop in Knysna for 30 members of the Kleinkrans and...

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