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IN PICS | Semakaleng Mathebula gets her hot air balloon license

Semakaleng Mathebula is the first black woman to earn a hot air ballooning licence in SA .
Semakaleng Mathebula is the first black woman to earn a hot air ballooning licence in SA .
Image: Veli Nhlapo

The first black woman to earn a hot air ballooning licence in SA says she is hopeful that she has broken barriers for more women to join her in the field.

Semakaleng Mathebula, 26, completed her first solo trip to qualify as a pilot in November. On Saturday she got her official license in front of family and friends.

Semakaleng Mathebula raises a toast.
Semakaleng Mathebula raises a toast.
Image: Veli Nhlapo
Semakaleng Mathebula prepares for takeoff.
Semakaleng Mathebula prepares for takeoff.
Image: Veli Nhlapo
Semakaleng Mathebula.
Semakaleng Mathebula.
Image: Veli Nhlapo
Semakaleng Mathebula.
Semakaleng Mathebula.
Image: Veli Nhlapo

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