- Sthando Cele is a proud female plumber who is excelling at her job and is proud to get dirty for a living
- She came from a very poor family where everybody looked down on them and she vowed to change the situation
- She saved money to study as a Maskandi singer and said plumbing has become her first love
By Zakithi Dlamini - Freelance Journalist
Getting dirty is never a problem for Sthando Cele, who is excelling in plumbing. The 29-year-old diva has brought pride to Mzansi women.
Sthando is a proud female plumber who can sort out any plumbing problem. In her opinion, no job is too big for a woman.
Speaking to Briefly News, Sthando said after several failed attempts to find employment at different companies, she decided to try out the plumbing world in 2015 and has been doing a sterling job since.
“Men should know that there is nothing imbokodo cannot do. We are called imbokodo for a reason. If we can give birth, what can stop us from doing any type of work?” Sthando asked.
This hard-working woman has risen against all odds as she came from a very poor background. Her situation at home in Mzumbe near Port Shepstone was difficult and people looked down on them because of how poor they were. Sthando saved money to study plumbing by singing as a Maskandi musician.
“I made a vow that I will change the situation at home. I am not scared of any challenges. I handle big machines such as rockbreakers, hand-held jackhammers and others. I break big rocks because I can.
"I believe I will never fail. My hard work is paying off as I am slowly changing our situation at home."
The dynamic mother of two is working towards owning a nationally recognised company that will open doors for Mzansi women. She has encouraged more women to take on the men's world and to use their skills instead of waiting to submit their CVs.
“It's time for women to depend on themselves and not on their partners or baby daddies. I would like to see more women take on plumbing as there are few of them in this industry. We are the rocks of the country. Siyimbokodo,” she said.
"My heart is full": Lady farm owner shows off success, helps empower other women
Another fearless female is showing a different male-dominated industry flames.
@Funzi_Funzi is definitely shaping the way for other women in her industry, sharing snaps of the incredible harvest she's been able to achieve with a little hard work. What's more, the groundbreaking businesswoman is providing her community with basic food resources and job security.
The farmer shared the beautiful news with her followers when she captioned her post:
"My heart is full."
The catalogue of inspiring images features the young woman's workers sorting the newly harvested butternut squash and a jolly delivery man on the back of his truck. The farm landscape is nothing short of idyllic as blue skies kiss the lush green grass.
Mzansi social media users were left impressed, commending the young woman for continuing to farm for the black community. Some felt it had been a skill that was stolen and so were glad to see black farmers in action.
Check out some of the comments below:
"Let's feed the nation."
"This is great. Where are you based?"
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