Minister Edna Molewa to preside over Working on Fire Graduation Ceremony

21 November 2012


The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa will on Friday, 23 November 2012 preside over the Working on Fire (WoF) graduation ceremony in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. During the ceremony, the Minister will hand over certificates to the highest achieving cadets.

WoF is an Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) sub-programme of the Department of Environmental Affairs. The programme was launched in September 2003 as part of government’s initiative towards job creation and the alleviation of poverty.

WoF addresses the prevention and control of wildland fires, to enhance the sustainability and protection of life, property and the environment through the implementation of Integrated Fire Management (IFM) practices.

There are more than 5,000 beneficiaries currently in the programme.

Media is invited to the event:


Buhle Hlatshwayo on 076 991 6897

Madimetja Mogotlane on 012 395 1770  or


Date: Friday, 23 November 2012

Time: 08h00

Venue: Working on Fire training Academy, Highlands Farm, Uitkyk, Nelspruit.

Decimal Degrees:

Latitude: -25.539703

Longitude: 31.028132

Degrees, Minutes Seconds:

S 25°32'22.83"

E 31°01'41.38"

For media queries, contact:

Albi Modise on 083 490 2871