Trailblazing Engineer Gives Mzansi a Glimpse of Life in the Mines With Stunning Photos

Trailblazing Engineer Gives Mzansi a Glimpse of Life in the Mines With Stunning Photos

  • An exceptional engineer has taken Mzansi by storm, offering a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of mining
  • Through a series of photos, she provides an intimate look into the daily challenges and triumphs of life in the mines
  • Mzansi was impressed by this engineer's journey, which sheds light on the vital role women play in the industry which is traditionally male-dominated

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Young woman shares photos of life in mining industry
Woman shares photos of her engineering journey in the mining industry. Images: @madamboss11
Source: TikTok

A woman has captured the attention and admiration of Mzansi by sharing photos of her day working as an engineer in the mining industry.

Captivating engineer gives Mzansi a glimpse of life in the mines

TikTok user @madamboss11 provided a glimpse into her world through captivating images that captured the challenges of her work. In the video, she showcases her work, from inspecting heavy machinery to conducting site assessments.

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She displayed a level of expertise and professionalism that defied expectations. Breaking stereotypes and challenging norms, she also showcased her skills and passion for the field, leaving a lasting impression on her followers.

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Women in the mining industry in South Africa

While there have been some improvements made in gender equality as seen in this post, women are still vastly underrepresented in mining operations, management positions, and technical roles, and face various barriers.

Talking to Briefly News, Raksha Naidoo, the Chairperson of Women in Mining SA, says:

"Data from the Minerals Council of South Africa shows that between April-June 2022 - 18% off employees at mining operations were female. Compared to the same period this year, which has now increased to 25%."

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Naidoo adds that despite growth there is still a need for transformation in the sector:

"There needs to be alot more transformation in the sector. Work needs to be done at all levels of the industry, and done as a collaboration between government, mining houses, unions and universities.
"More education needs to be done for young girls to learn about the world of mining, and to get them excited about STEM subjects. WiMSA has created a Career Booklet that we use to showcase some of the faces of women in mining, and to help students choose subjects and courses accordingly.
"But once more women join, it is then up to organisations to truly develop and mentor their careers. Transformation needs to happen for the right reasons, not just to tick a box."

Trailblazing woman engineer amazes Mzansi by working in mine industry

The response from Mzansi was overwhelming, with people expressing their admiration and appreciation for her contribution to a typically male-dominated field.

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Aspiring engineers flocked to the comment section:

Mrbiluwcqri said:

"If there is a post, please put it on your page. I have 10-11 years of experience working as a qualified rigger. I need the job, serious."

Lamula KaMaqandela commented:

"This looks like Rowland Shaft."

Maali. com said:

"I like what you do."

Charles Glass commented:

"Women in power, nice."

Beast911 said:

"Rigger my rigger."

Standerdalintyebo commented:

"My stovoza."

Young woman civil engineer unveils the thrills and challenges of construction sites, netizens impressed

In similar stories, Briefly News reported about a young woman who has been trending on social media after she flexed what it's like to be a civil engineer working on the ground.

The intelligent woman gives viewers a glimpse into what she has to wear and do when she goes to construction sites.

Netizens were impressed by her career choice and flooded the comment section with questions.

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Trisha Pillay (Weekend current affairs editor) Trisha Pillay is a Current Affairs writer at Briefly News. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in International Politics from UNISA. She joined ENCA straight out of varsity and completed an internship at the channel. Pillay later went on to cover politics, crime, entertainment, and current affairs at the Citizen Newspaper. She joined Newzroom Afrika in 2019 and became a senior bulletin editor for shows focused on politics and current affairs on the channel. She joined Briefly News in 2023. You can contact her at

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