- A woman who works as a welder received acclaim via social media
- South Africans were impressed by her choice of profession, but also by how she assists her community
- The female welder revealed that she uses her skills to ensure that her people have access to clean water
There are certain professions which are still dominated by males in South Africa.
The art of welding is generally not something commonly applied by females, but one young lady is a notable exception.
Shirley Moropa was celebrated via social media when South Africans discovered that she works as a welder.
However, what they admired even more is that her skills are being used to make a difference in her community.
She shared an inspirational post on the #ImStaying Facebook group:
"I'm a lady welder I slay with rods n helmet so that our community can get clean fresh water that's why #imstaying"
Briefly.co.za noted the overwhelming response as the post attracted 11 000 likes and nearly 1 000 comments.
Charlene Campbell Shirley commented,
"You are a leader! Here's to raising our girls to be fearless!"
Quentin Carelse spoke from experience when he said:
"I know that world and am proud to see a woman conquer it. Well done."
Michaela Mickey Visser-Collyer added,
"What an amazingly fierce woman slaying in commonly male dominated industry, thank you for all your hard work."
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