Rising above limits

A nation in the making such as ours tends to throw up unexpected milestones that naturally make the hearts of many swell with pride.

A nation in the making such as ours tends to throw up unexpected milestones that naturally make the hearts of many swell with pride.

These milestones reflect not only the evolution of our society but also the deepening of our democracy.

One such milestone is that achieved by the South African Air Force in producing South Africa's first black female helicopter pilot - Second-Lieutenant Phetogo Molawa.

It's a symbolic feat because it marks the breaking of another barrier that prevented black people from attaining highly specialised skills such as flying multimillion-rand Oryx helicopters.

We doff our hats to Second-Lieutenant Phetogo Molawa.

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