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Why choose us for your training?

Kishugu Training offer accredited training solutions that cut through literacy, culture, language & industry barriers.

Our training solutions are tailored to develop and enhance the skills of students in all work environments ensuring a high course completion rate.

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Why choose us for your training?

Why choose us? Quite simply, because Kishugu Training helps organisations like yours to decrease accidents in the workplace, improve their B-BBEE scorecard, and save money.

An industry leader offering Accredited Training Solutions in occupational health & safety, firefighting, driver, first aid, conservation & tourism and environmental training, we offer more than 50 training courses at our training centre in Nelspruit and also do on-site training throughout South Africa.

We offer accredited and non-accredited courses, aligned with the requirements of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the international standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Through our registered skills programmes and learnerships we can assist companies in achieving their procurement and skills development targets, which would assist in reaching their B-BBEE goals.

Corporates benefit from our various skills programmes, qualifications and work-based learning interventions and our 20 years of experience in training more than 30 000 students and organisations.

Accredited Training Solutions

We offer specialised training and accredited training solutions to individuals as well as corporate and governmental departments in industries ranging from forestry, agriculture, and conservation to safety and security.

Credits of short courses or skills programmes obtained through Kishugu® Training counts towards further qualifications with various SETAs.

Kishugu Training (Pty) Ltd is registered in South Africa and forms an integral part of the Kishugu Group of Companies. The Kishugu Group of Companies grew from small practical beginnings, where the founding directors operated a partnership providing veld and forest fire services to landowners in Mpumalanga.

The group now provides Integrated Fire Management Services throughout South Africa and globally.

Kishugu Holdings

Kishugu has over 32 years’ experience in a variety of global landscapes affected by fire. It has done extensive work in protecting, preventing and suppressing wildfire, based on applied research on all aspects of wildfire. For the last 17 years, this expertise enabled Kishugu to successfully implement the South African Governments’ Working on Fire Programme.

Today, it is the primary fire resource responsible for wildfire management across South Africa. The multi-award winning programme is celebrated as the most successful job creation and skills development programme in the history of South Africa.

Kishugu provides all aspects of Integrated Fire Management services to all affected sectors from governments, environmental and military agencies to forestry, agricultural companies to land users, NGO’s, national and multi-national development agencies, industry associations and Fire Protection Associations (FPA’s).

This includes everything needed in wildfire management from aircraft, vehicles, pilots, firefighters, incident management teams to equipment, tools and training.

Our global leadership in Integrated Fire Management is maintained through innovation and investing in people.

Our belief in high environmental and ethical standards is reflected in our core values of accountability, teamwork, excellence and making a difference.

Our specialised management teams are experts in diverse wildfire scenarios, from the grass and peat lands of Asia and South America to the tropical forests of Africa and beyond. We have the experience and capacity to tailor-make wildfire solutions to specific challenges. Kishugu can deal with virtually any wildfire scenario as we have the capacity and resources.

Our Vision

Transform and empower people through excellence in training.

Our Mission

We offer a variety of differentiated, quality, cost-effective training solutions and products. Driven by excellence, we add value to our stakeholders in the private and public sectors of Southern Africa, building sustainable relationships.

Our Values

Kishugu Ethics Line

We strive for excellence in all our operations: saving lives, properties and the environment. To be excellent, we need to be accountable for our actions.

Accountability is key to Kishugu’s continued success and for this reason, we make available – to all our stakeholders – a free and anonymous, externally operated Ethics Line.

This management tool enables concerned employees, partners, suppliers etc., associated with Kishugu to anonymously report any fraudulent, corrupt and unethical practices to an independent third party – Whistle Blowers (Pty) Ltd. By doing so, you can help protect the integrity of the organisation.

 

Whistle Blowers

Whistle Blowers has a 24-hour service, every day of the year and their agents are well able to assist you with any concerning matter. They promise to protect your identity by keeping your calls safe, secure and anonymous.

To contact Whistle Blowers, you can make use of any of the following platforms:

Phone: 0800 111 528
SMS: 33490
Email: kishugu@whistleblowing.co.za
Website: www.whistleblowing.co.za

We Strive For Ethical Behaviour

Kishugu Training Board Members 

Tony Mancos

Summary

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Tony Mancos: CEO Kishugu Training (Pty) Ltd

Qualifications:

  • NDip Company Admin
  • FCIS
  • B Compt. UNISA
  • Post Graduate Diploma Corporate Governance and Strategic Management UNISA/ ICSA
  • Professional Internal Auditor (PIA(SA))
  • Certified Control Self Assessor (CCSA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

Trevor Abrahams

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Trevor Abrahams: MD of Working on Fire and Director of the Board

Qualifications:

B.A. Hons: Post Graduate Award Human Science Research Council
M.A: Post Graduate Research Award Human Science Research Council
M.A.: SUNY Foreign Student Scholarship Awards: December 1981, April 1985.

Skills, expertise and experience

Mr. Abrahams served on various boards within Kishugu, either as a director or Executive Director. He is currently the MD for Working on Fire. His previous experience ranges from being the CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), the Chairperson of the National Aviation Security Committee, National Director of the SCHED Trust, the Advisor for the Ministry of Education as well as the Advisor for the ministry of Trade and Industry.

Tony Kennet

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Tony Kennet

Skills, expertise and experience

Mr. Kennett is a keen entrepreneur and businessman with various shareholdings and business ventures in a variety of industries ranging from the hospitality- aviation- agriculture and farming industries. His appointment to the board is to play a technical advisory role to assist in the strategic business objectives of the company and to give clear direction in terms of the way forward.

Prof John Shongwe

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Prof John Shongwe

Skills, expertise and experience

  • 1999: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pretoria, in Geography and Environmental Studies
  • 2000: He was promoted to the position of Associate Professor by the then Technikon Pretoria
  • 1988: Master of Arts, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, after the, merger of the universities in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
  • 1979: B.A Honours degree in Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Zululand.
  • 1977: University Education Diploma (U.E.D) University of Zululand.
  • 1976: First Graduation, B.A degree, University of Zululand, with majors in Geography, Paedagogics and African Languages.

Dr Caswell Nkuna

Summary

Dr Caswell Nkuna

Skills, expertise and experience

Dr Nkuna is a Medical Doctor with almost 20 years clinical experience, having qualified from Wits, MBBCH 1997, DOH (2006); the ABIME Training CIME (2010) and Milpark Business School MBA (Course Work).

He has vast experience in the field of Occupational Health including Disability Management Services, have acquired management skills in Health Services Management at Independent Private Hospital level.

All Courses

Occupational Health and Safety

Accreditation: FP&M SETA
Certificate on completion
Off-site training available

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Conservation and Tourism

Accreditation: FP&M SETA
Certificate on completion
Off-site training available

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Level 1 - 3 First Aid Courses

Accreditation: FP&M SETA
Certificate on completion
Off-site training available

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Incident Command System 

Accreditation: SAICS
Certificate on completion
Off-site training available

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Wildland Fire Suppression 

Accreditation: FP&M SETA
Certificate on completion
Off-site training available

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Associated Programmes

Accreditation: FP&M SETA
Certificate on completion
Off-site training available

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Driver Training Courses

Accreditation: FP&M SETA
Certificate on completion
Off-site training available

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Fire and Rescue Operations

Accreditation: FP&M SETA
Certificate on completion
Off-site training available

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Basic Computer Courses

Accreditation: MICT
Certificate on completion
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