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SOUTH AFRICANS JOIN HANDS TO HELP UCT – YOU TOO CAN PLAY YOUR PART

South Africans came together to assist the University of Cape Town (UCT) as it battled wildfires that broke out early on Sunday morning, spreading...

Meet the women who fought the Knysna fires

In June this year, devastating fires laid waste to the Western Cape, particularly in the towns of Knysna and neighbouring Plettenberg Bay, where homes...

Watch: South African firefighters’ song and dance in Canada goes viral

As a team of 300 firefighters from South Africa's Working on Fire programme landed in Canada to join efforts to battle a massive wildfire raging in the country's Alberta province, they broke into a traditional song and dance routine in the airport arrivals hall. The video of their performance has inspired Canadians - and gone viral across the world.

South African firefighters well-received in Canada

A crew of 48 firefighters from the South African organisation Working on Fire has been well- received in Canada, where they have been deployed to help battle wild fires in Edmonton, Alberta and British Columbia. They have received high praise from the Canadians.

Working on Fire: saving lives, changing lives

working-on-fire-thumbSouth Africa's Working on Fire firefighting programme not only saves lives and billions of rands in property every year, it also changes for the better the lives of the ex-prisoners and once-destitute people who fight the fires.

Working on Fire: saving lives, changing lives

working-on-fire-thumbSouth Africa's Working on Fire firefighting programme not only saves lives and billions of rands in property every year, it also changes for the better the lives of the ex-prisoners and once-destitute people who fight the fires.

Video: Fire on Table Mountain

The fire that broke out on Devil's Peak above Cape Town on Tuesday, forcing between 50 and 70 families to evacuate their homes, was "more or less contained" but would keep firefighters busy for the next few days, Table Mountain National Park fire chief Philip Prins told News24 on Wednesday afternoon.