First and Only Female Chemical Engineer in the South African Navy
May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018: Sub Lieutenant Masego Mosupye is a 27 year-old who joined the South African Navy in December 2012 as a Reserve Force student, while studying at the University of Cape Town.
The work she did at the Naval Engineering Section (NES) motivated her to do more work for the SA Navy once she was qualified. Mosupye graduated from UCT in December 2014 with a BSc in Chemical Engineering, then went further into her naval career completing the nine month Military Training for Officers Part 1 course in December 2015.
Mosupye said she takes pleasure in working with young people and helping out communities in need. From 2013 to 2017, she did rope work, boat work, parade work, basic first aid and basic engineering tasks with the cadets. “The future of South African youth is massive, there is so much potential in our country and I plan to stay involved in youth development initiatives until we can make a visible difference,” she said.
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