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150 firefighters deployed to help fight Mpumalanga blaze

2017-08-28 14:18

At least 150 Working on Fire (WoF) firefighters will join the battle to put out fires that have swept through Mpumalanga in the past week.

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WATCH: Vredehoek residents on the fire line count the costs

At least two residential properties were damaged during a wild fire that erupted during strong winds on the slopes of Devil's Peak on Monday night - taking over 100 firefighters to extinguish. We spoke to a Vredehoek resident that was affected by the blaze. Watch.

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WATCH: Somerset West fires: '2000 hectares of veld burnt'

Watch the latest visuals and images coming from the wildfire-stricken Western Cape, as emergency fire and rescue services battle five ongoing blazes.

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Protesting firefighters showed courage against exploitation - Numsa

2016-06-16 12:06

South Africans firefighters who went on strike in Canada were ‘ruthlessly’ exploited, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA said on Thursday.

Firefighters deployed to Canada arrive in SA

2016-06-14 09:27

The 301 firefighters who were deployed to Canada to help suppress wildfires there have arrived home.

Mediator, envoy sent to intervene in singing firefighters' pay battle

2016-06-12 08:34

A mediator from Working on Fire has been sent to Canada by Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa to assist in resolving the pay dispute involving a team of firefighters, the department says.

Canada sends singing SA firefighters home

2016-06-11 10:40

Canada has asked South Africa's singing firefighters to go home after an internal pay dispute could not be resolved, Working on Fire has said.

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Latest from SA firefighters in Canada: 'Still 400kms of fire'

After almost a week on the fire line in Alberta, Canada, South Africa's crew of firefighters report back on what the conditions, and overall experience has been like. We spoke to Working On Fire's Trevor Wilson over Skype from Winnipeg, Canada. Watch.

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Many countries adopt SA's 'superior' Integrated Fire Management model

A 301-strong team of South African firefighters and their management arrived in Canada on Monday to assist authorities there in fighting a wildfire that has been burning out of control for a month. We spoke to Working On Fire's Linton Rensburg. Watch.

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WATCH: 'SA firefighters in Canada set to hit fire line on Thursday'

A 301-strong team of South African firefighters and their management arrived in Canada on Monday to assist authorities there in fighting a wildfire that has been burning out of control for a month. We spoke to Working On Fire's Linton Rensburg. Watch.

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Southern Cape fire flare ups contained

2017-07-07 22:31

A series of fires that have flared up in the Southern Cape has been brought under control.

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WATCH: Wild fires rip through Paarl plantations

While fires in Somerset West have been ongoing now for eight days, a blaze in the Hawequa Plantation near Paarl is burning out of control, according to Working On Fire. Watch.

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SA's firefighters: We all lost an opportunity

2016-06-19 12:41

Fin24 reader PJ suggests that the firefighters sent to Canada should have persevered as it could have been a first small step leading to bigger opportunities.

Parliamentary committee 'concerned' about SA firefighters debacle

2016-06-14 21:14

The parliamentary portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs says it will engage with the Department of Environmental Affairs to 'fully understand' the salary dispute involving South African firefighters who had gone to Canada to help suppress wildfires there.

Don't condemn firefighters returning from Canada - minister

2016-06-13 18:16

The 301 firefighters who were deployed to Canada to help suppress wildfires there are coming back home, says the department of environmental affairs, adding that South Africans should not condemn them.

Canadian premier ‘disturbed’ by how little SA firefighters were paid

2016-06-11 15:48

Canadian premier Rachel Notley has said she chose to send South African firefighters back home because their daily allowance was below her province’s minimum wage, a report says.

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SA firefighters in Canada: 'It's not about the money'

After almost a week on the fire line in Alberta, Canada, South Africa's crew of firefighters report back on what the conditions, and overall experience has been like. On Tuesday we spoke to Working On Fire's Trevor Wilson over Skype from Winnipeg, Canada. Watch.

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Canada blaze: 'SA has largest team of international firefighters'

We spoke to Working On Fire's spokesman Linton Rensburg this week, who has been in constant communication with the South African team on the ground in Alberta, Canada. Watch.

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WATCH: What conditions await SA's firefighters in Canada?

A 301-strong team of South African firefighters and their management arrived in Canada on Monday to assist authorities there in fighting a wildfire that has been burning out of control for a month. We spoke to Working On Fire's Linton Rensburg. Watch.

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SA firefighters burst into song as they arrive in Canada

2016-05-30 12:10

A team of 300 South African firefighters burst into song and dance as they arrived in Canada to assist authorities there in fighting a wildfire that has been burning out of control for a month.

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