Early Breakfast with Africa Melane

Cape Town and Charlotte Maxeke fire reveal the appalling state of SA's fire services

Guest: Stephen Faulkner, Acting general secretary of Democratic Municipal Allied Workers union of SA Cape Town and Charlotte Maxeke fire, these two headline-grabbing fires hide a shocking truth. A truth that firefighters and their unions have been trying to get into the public arena for years: that the fire services in almost every part of the country are in a deep crisis, and no more so than in our large urban areas. 

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