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Community better prepared for fire season

Community better prepared for fire season

Kokstad was one of the areas most hit by fires during the 2014 winter fire season. Fires ravaged properties, homes, cattle and there was loss of lives. Working on Fire organised a fire awareness campaign for Kokstad targeting land owners and farm workers. Makhosi...

Kwa-Zulu Natal Happy Earth Festival

Kwa-Zulu Natal Happy Earth Festival

KwaZulu-Natal Working on Fire participated in the Annual Happy Earth Festival at the National Botanical Gardens. This event attracts more that 1000 scholars in and around Pietermaritzburg. The two day long festivals’ core objective is to connect kids to nature. The...

Flames turns gangster into leader

Flames turns gangster into leader

Lucky Mabena is an ex-gang member from the Moloto village in Mpumalanga Province. ‘‘I am an ex-gangster in Moloto because, after completing my matric I had no money to further my studies nor did I find a job. I used to terrorise my community members,’’ Mabena told...

WoF beneficiary has artistic talent

Bulelani Mkovana is a passionate artist. “Art is my passion and I always feel happy when I am using my creativity to do something.” These are the words of Bulelani one of the hard working fire fighters at the Mkhambathi Base. Bulelani said that he believes in...

Stipend douses out starvation

Nhlanhla Gumede is a high school dropout and starvation was the biggest enemy at his home. ‘‘My parents are not working and starvation was a serious problem in the house. Most of the times I went to bed hungry,’’ he said. Gumede said that he had the responsibility to...

MD Message May 2015

MD Message May 2015

We are currently at the start of our 2015 Winter Fire Season and the predictions are already that it will be a difficult season which has been exacerbated by late summer rains as well as expectant high and dry temperatures and heavy winds throughout the winter. I want...

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17 years of Successful Partnerships

The Working on Fire (WOF) programme, funded by the Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries, will be reaching a milestone of having been in existence for 17 years during the month of September.

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