Venturing into green pasture to make life better
Nomvuyo Matshoba is former participant who now works as a nursery assistant at the Abie Bailey nature reserve.
She said she was trained on nursery management by the base manager while she was still a fire fighter for Working on Fire.
When asked how she got the job, she said she had put together her winning curriculum vitae after the position was advertised. ‘‘We went through the interview process, I was bit nervous during the interviews but I made it,’’ said an excited Matshoba.
She said she is working hard at her current job, however, no more fitness test were required of her. ‘‘I was the only fire fighter who managed to get the job. I am still in the nature reserve. I propagate, water and monitor the growth of plants,’’ said Nomvuyo.
Jonas Matlala a crew leader for Matshoba’s former team said that he was happy that one of his crew members was employed in the reserve. “Nomvuyo has made us proud, we all envy her and wish her all the best.” said Matlala.