WoF puts on a show for President Zuma at EPWP Phase 3 Launch
President Jacob Zuma launched phase three of the Expanded Public Works Programme in Keiskammahoek (Eastern Cape) on Friday 3 October 2014 with various national ministers, the Eastern Cape Premier and provincial MEC’s, committing government to create six million work opportunities through the programme by 2019.
Working on Fire (WoF) was launched in September 2003 as part of the South African Government's initiative to create jobs and to alleviate poverty. Today WoF employs more than 5000 young men and women who have been fully trained as veld and forest fire fighters and are stationed in more than 200 teams throughout South Africa. WoF addresses the prevention and control of wildland fires to enhance the sustainability and protection of life, proverty and the environment through the implementation of Intergrated Fire Management (IFM) practices. Read more