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Women of South Africa: First black female helicopter pilot on achieving her dream

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South Africa's first Black female helicopter pilot Refilwe Ledwaba has some words of advice for anyone who fears discrimination: Instead of focusing on those who seek to do bring you down, find some of the many people who would be happy to see you doing what you love and join forces with them.

Added on the 11/03/2021 11:39:41 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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