Kishugu History

Kishugu Holdings and its subsidiaries are growing beyond its borders of firefighting only. Today, through Kishugu Aviation, Kishugu Fleet Solutions and Kishugu Training, our service offering reaches a wider target market in various other industries and services.

Group Profile

Operations on four continents.


Active operations on four continents.


Formed in 2013.


Specialised fire management.

FFA Group to Kishugu

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In 2003, prior to the establishment of the FFA Group, the Forest Fire Association – FFA Section 21 Company (established in 1991), which was an association of various commercial forestry interests, was awarded the first Working on Fire (WoF) tender, WP8282.

During the span of the contract, two independent companies provided their unique range of services to the Forest Fire Association Section 21 Company. Forest Air provided aerial firefighting services and EnviroNet Solutions provided ground-based integrated fire management.

The growth of the WoF Programme led the company’s auditors to recommend the formation of a group of companies, the FFA Group, to implement the Working on Fire Programme in the future. As a result, Forest Air and EnviroNet Solutions amalgamated into the newly formed group.

A company structure was formed comprising of FFA Holdings (Pty) Ltd as a holding company that legally owns all the shares in the companies that make up the FFA Group. Each of these companies was formed to fulfil a specific function within the FFA Group.

In 2014 the FFA Group rebranded to Kishugu Holdings (Pty) Ltd and currently operates with four subsidiaries, Kishugu Aviation (Pty) Ltd, Kishugu Fleet Solutions (Pty) Ltd, Kishugu Trianing (Pty) Ltd and Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd.

Did you know?
Kishugu means anthill in Swahili. The Kishugu logo symbolises the anthill shape, a halo of the broad, all-encompassing nature and activity of the company and symbolises the collective of working together. It also encapsulates the vision to grow, see beyond the horizon and excel beyond all borders.


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