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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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Naledi Team celebrates six years of service

Naledi Team celebrates six years of service

Early this month the crew members of the North West Naledi Team celebrated six years of providing excellent services to neighbouring communities. Early this month the crew members of the North West Naledi Team celebrated six years of providing excellent services to...

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Injured Knysna fire hero becomes a father

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

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

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

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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