A Cape Town firefighter's long journey to work

Soon after first light, Anelisa Fani takes her 18-month-old-daughter Nikita to day care before she sets off to fight the fires that have been devastating the Cape peninsula. Picture by Masixole Feni.

Flani is one of nearly 400 Working on Fire crew members, who, along with hundreds of Fire and Rescue firefighters and other volunteers, have been assisting to douse one of the largest veld fires ever to rage across the slopes of Cape Town’s mountains.