I am delighted to be in Sun City, South Africa attending this conference. It is hard work, but in delightful surroundings. Today was the first full day of the conference and the highlight of the opening ceremony was the enthusiasm, pride and singing of the ~1000 young firefighters who are involved in the Working on Fire programme. There are an interesting range of presentations tomorrow, but Thursday will be spent in the nearby Pilansberg National Park seeing a practical demonstration of the South African way of prescribed burning and fire control. It promises to be impressive.