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WoFire News April 2015

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Thank you, Mr Fireman!

 Cape Town, 10 March 2015 - Hundreds of images have been posted on news websites and social media of last week’s devastating fires in the Cape. Many creatures great and small lost their homes. But one picture in particular has stood out. READ MORE





More fire-fighters to be deployed to help fight Western Cape fires

A firefighter has sustained burn wounds and 52 others have been treated for smoke inhalation as emergency personnel battle to control raging fires along the ...    


SpecialNewsWoF 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 Programme


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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.
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Letter's of Appreciation 

York Timbers - Letter of Appreciation


Welgevonden Game Reserve with reference to fire on Reserve and WoF support


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Three people killed in F State veld fires
Three people killed in F State veld fires

Three people have been killed in devastating veld fires which swept across Harrismith in the Free St [ ... ]

Enterprising fire fighters spead their wings
Enterprising fire fighters spead their wings

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Programme: Working on Fire (WoF) is not only helping to f [ ... ]

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Leonie Rooy

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