Update: SA's first black female chopper pilot flies for SAPS now

Update: SA's first black female chopper pilot flies for SAPS now

SA's first black female helicopter pilot, Refilwe Ledwaba, has joined the South African Police Service (SAPS).

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Limpopo born Refilwe Ledwaba, SA's first chopper pilot, is now employed by the SAPS. Taking to social media, Sure Kamhunga shared her new success and how the police force showed Ledwaba support.

He captioned the post: "Limpopo born Refilwe Ledwaba, first SA black female to fly for the South Africa Police Service. Out of the 200 odd applications for help to train as a pilot, it was SAPS who were among who said come girl we will support you. Offered her helicopter flying training."

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South Africans were inspired by the update on Ledwaba's career, and they showed her some love on Twitter.

Violet, who goes by the Twitter handle @Violet50522832, commented: "We need such interventions in our society especially in rural areas, from government and private sector. Like career expo and focusing more on scarce skills."

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Briefly.co.za previously reported Ledwaba became the first black woman in South Africa to fly a helicopter and she had been on a mission to teach young girls to fly ever since.

She also founded Girl Fly Programme, a NPO which focuses on encouraging girls to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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