Independency makes Zanele to accomplish her goals
Being independent seems to be the goal of many women including a former fire fighter from the LEFPA Base, Zanele Sedibe, (27) from Jerusalem Trust. WoFire News conducted an exclusive interview with Zanele about her journey to become a Provincial Health and Safety Clerk.
Did the success of becoming a healthy and safety clerk shock you?
No, but it was part of my future plans when I joined WoF in 2011. I was not shocked because at the base I was making sure that my attitude always remained positive and I asked my crew leader when I didn’t understand instructions.
When did your journey start?
In October 2013 I became a SHE rep; I started to see the light that I will become a Healthy and Safety Clerk in the province. Fortunately the post was advertised and I got the job.
Are you under pressure to improve yourself?
When I plan things I make sure that I don’t do it for the sake of show off to other people. I will improve myself step by step, there is no rush.
What made you to join the programme?
I wanted my independency and I am always looking for new knowledge and experience. After I passed Matric in 2008, I was a facilitator at Love Life where I learnt to love the community. What I like about WoF is that the programme protects the community from the harm that could be caused by the unwanted veld fires.
Which day that you will never forget when you were a firefighter?
We fought fire for three days at the Agnes mine. I realised that I am a strong woman and I developed a love of fire fighting.
A comment from Health and Saftey Practitioner Nancy Mahlalela in the province?
Since she arrived in the office she has improved a lot and she is hardworking and always willing to learn.