Editorials
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22 Sep 2021
7:40 am

SA firefighters who battled wildfires in Canada a team we can be proud of

Editorials

The Canadians were full of praise for the professionalism of the South Africans and for their team spirit.

Working on Fire is strengthening Manitoba’s response to the devastating blazes. Picture: Twitter/@MBGov

It is gratifying to know that there are still parts of our South African national character which we can be proud to display on the international stage. This week, a contingent of firefighters from the government’s Working on Fire programme returned home after a month deployed in Manitoba, Canada, helping that province deal with a spate of devastating wildfires. The Canadians were full of praise for the professionalism of the South Africans and for their team spirit – as expressed in their displays of smart marching and spirited singing. Local Manitoba media reports and posts on social media confirmed that...