• My name is Bokang Kwadi, from Midrand. I am a 3rd-year student at the University of the Witwatersrand completing my BSc Aeronautical Engineering degree.

  • My name is Rinaye Mphanama, from Limpopo. I am currently doing my 4th year in UCT, studying a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

  • My name is Kelebogile Magoai, from Pretoria. I am currently an apprentice at the South African Airways Technical.

  • Going back to 2016, meet grade 11 pre-GFPA Savannah, I was admittedly a little bit skeptical about attending an aerospace camp with 120 girls I'd never met before.

  • My name is Thorisho Kgomo and I am 19 years old. My love for aviation started in 2014 when I attended the South African Women in Aviation (SAWIA) camp.

  • The July cold-front with its below zero temperatures and ice-cold winds was not enough to keep 100 keen school girls from getting up early every morning to embrace the day’s adventures on the 2018 Aerospace and STEM camp, hosted by the Girl Fly Programme Africa Foundation (GFPA) in partnership with Girls Invent Tomorrow and Ladies that UX.

  • Johannesburg– July 8, 2019. Refilwe Ledwaba announced that she is among its second cohort of Obama Foundation African Leaders, 200 rising leaders from 45 countries around the continent who will convene in Johannesburg July 10-14 and participate in a year-long leadership development program.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Phetogo Molawa is commander and helicopter pilot in the South African Air Force. In 2007 she qualified as the first black female helicopter pilot in the South African Air Force.

  • My name is Jade Elms, a 22 year old female from Eldorado Park. I am a Qualified Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Working on Helicopters). I am working toward acquiring my AME license one day.

  • 1. What do Aircraft Maintenance Technicians do?

    An Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) assists in the maintenance of the aircraft. They ensure that the aircraft is in good condition by performing a variety of inspections and repairs on it. They are trained to perform work on aircraft engines and pneumatic systems, diagnose issues and repair and/ replace defective parts. Their inspection duties may include performing regular preventative inspections and examining that various parts and completed work meet the relevant quality standards.

  • My name is Chrystal Mbu and I am currently doing my 4th year in MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery). I attended the 2014 GFPA Space and Aviation camp and it was one of the 3 high school experiences that inspired me. I remember back in 2014 I was doing grade 10 and I was not too sure what I wanted to pursue after high school.

  • 1. What does a Medical Doctor do?

    Doctors are licensed health professionals who maintain and restore human health through the practice of medicine. Part of their role is to examine patients, review their medical history, diagnose illnesses or injuries, administer treatment and counsel patients on their health and well being.

  • I am Siantha Pillay from Durban, South Africa and I am an International flight attendant. In 2014, I had the privilege of attending the GFPA Foundation Aviation and Space Camp. One of the best adventures I have experienced by far in this journey of my life!

  • My name is Uveshni Naicker and I am currently a flight attendant for FlySafair. Growing up, my passion for Aviation grew greater as the years went by. GFPA and SAWIA afforded me the amazing opportunity of attending their Aviation and Space Camp in 2013.

  • 1. What do Flight Attendants do?

    Flight attendants are responsible for providing routine services. They are trained to respond to emergencies, ensuring the safety and comfort of the onboard passengers.

  • My name is Amanda Duma, I am 21 years old and I am from Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal. I attended the Girls Fly Programme in Africa foundation Aviation and Space Camp when I was doing Grade 10 in 2015 along with a few of my school mates in other grades.

  • 1. What do Architects do?

    Architects use their creativity and practical understanding of structure and materials for the design of the human environment - mostly buildings, groups of buildings and often the spaces between the buildings. They design places and spaces that people need in order to live, play, work, learn, worship, shop, meet and eat.

  • Mpho Radebe, born in Soweto, is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). Mpho currently works as a graduate engineer at Sasol. Additionally she is studying towards a Masters in Fluid  Dynamics at Wits.

  • It’s not always easy to identify what more one can do- at least in a practical way- to diversify your skill set. Especially if you’re already ticking all the clearly outlined, hard-skill boxes, such as studying (or having already obtained) a University level qualification in STEAM.

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