The 66 LEAP officers were hired after brief training but dismissed by the City of Cape Town for failing driving and firearm competency tests.
Cape Town firefighters say that they are expected to put out fires while facing disciplinary action, and that they are exhausted and stressed.
Toilet cleaners in East London are complaining about bad working conditions. Working under the Expanded Public Works Programme, the cleaners, the majority of them women, say they do not get protective gear and sometimes have to buy cleaning materials themselves. Some work without an uniform.