Reach for your dreams
Newly appointed WoF Services Assistant Administrator, Nosipho Nkabane, shares her story about her promotion from being a store person. Nosipho was recruited in April 2010 at the EThekwini base. Nosipho remembers the day of her recruitment like it was yesterday.
“There was a taxi strike that day and I had to walk 14km to the recruitment venue,” she said.
But Nosipho wasn’t about to let the lack of transport diminish her dream of being a fire fighter, she managed to get to the base and passed all the fitness requirements of a fire fighter against the odds.
She said WoF has taught her to think outside the box and not wait for opportunities but rather create them for herself. In 2012 there was a need for a store person in the team and Nosipho decided to volunteer for the position, during this time she also assisted in office work as an acting administrator.
“That’s where I fell in love with my current position. I helped out at work and I love that my work does the talking and got to learn how to be professional in an office environment,” said Nosipho.
She encouraged her colleagues to always follow their dreams, grab every opportunity that comes their way and do their best in everything they do.
Nosipho sees herself as a provincial administrator or a provincial stock controller in the near future as she enjoys storing, recording and keeping all company paperwork up to date.
“I’m currently studying towards a degree in Teaching part time at UNISA, which I hope to complete and continue reaching for success,” said the excited Nosipho.