Kishugu® provides the most effective Fire Management System in the world.


Formed in 2013.

Group Profile

Operations on four continents.


Specialised fire management.


Active operations on four continents.

About Us

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For over a decade, Kishugu® is internationally acknowledged as the implementer of the award-winning South African Government’s Working on Fire Programme (WoF). The WoF Programme is the most successful job creation and skills development programme in the history of South Africa.

Through its subsidiary companies, Kishugu® today operates on four continents with active operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, Chile, Brazil, and the United States.


To be the global leaders in Integrated Fire Management.


Kishugu® develops, supplies and implements Integrated Fire Management Services (IFMS) across the whole value chain to governments, land management agencies, land owners and communities across the globe.

Kishugu® Ethics Line

We strive for excellence in 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 Blower, you can make use of any of the following platforms:

Phone: 0800 111 528
SMS: 33490

Continents We Operate On

Countries We Operate In

Our History

Formed in 2003, with the launch of Working on Fire to protect South Africa from wildfires, Kishugu® became the leading private integrated fire management company in the world.

Group Profile

Kishugu® has four companies with it’s own Boards of Directors that operates underneath the umbrella company Kishugu® Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Our Future

Climate change and forestry mechanisation are expected to “change the game” for fighting forest fires, creating a need for a specialised fire management capacity. Kishugu®’s mission is to roll out its Integrated Fire Management Service (IFMS) model, developed in South Africa, to the rest of the world to meet this need.


Kishugu Holdings (Pty) Ltd is headquartered in Mbombela (Nelspruit), Mpumalanga province, South Africa, but through Working on Fire, we have current, active operations on four continents, where we help prevent, detect and suppress unwanted wildfires.


We aim to grow this business even further, beyond the horizon, for the greater good® of the world at large.