Female Eskom worker installing transformer by herself goes viral

Female Eskom worker installing transformer by herself goes viral

- A man, John Barnardt, took to social media to applaud an Eskom worker

- Barnardt paid tribute to a woman who single-handedly installed a transformer, apparently far better than three men could do it

- The post generated thousands of reactions and the Eskom worker went viral

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On Monday morning, a man, John Barnardt, took to the Facebook group #ImStaying to applaud a female Eskom worker on her hard and exceptional work.

Barnardt said the lady, who he identified simply as Agnes, managed to not only install a transformer by herself, but to do it in under an hour.

According to Barnardt, it took three men an entire day to do exactly the same job.

Barnardt wrote:

"Agnes from Eskom. Woman alone she installed a transformer in one hour where it took three men a whole day on a previous occasion. Let's give her credit, no one else in her company will."
Female Eskom worker installing transformer by herself goes viral

Agnes, a female Eskom worker, was applauded online for her hard work. Photo credit: John Barnardt/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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The post gathered over 23 000 reactions in just eight hours and South Africans sang Agnes' praise.

Nicola Rugg commented:

"I know a few great female electricians. Fantastic stuff."

Annemarie Kotze Gutteridge added:

"Please teach everyone to work like you Agnes!"

Jenny Johnson wrote:

"She deserves a Bells! Well done lady."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported President Cyril Ramaphosa said the culture of non-payment has added to Eskom's troubles.

Ramaphosa says the power cuts had come at a time where South Africa is attempting to garner investment in the country.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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