SA's first female ship builder hails from Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats

South Africa's first qualified female shipbuilder Candra Shanice Pedro hails from Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats. She discusses her fascinating career choice with Kieno Kammies.

She began her apprenticeship in 2013, and after six years she recently qualified as a shipbuilder.

Since high school, I have always been in a technical and engineering field.

Candra Shanice Pedro, Shipbuilder

She explains how she came to enter the field of shipbuilding after seeing an apprenticeship advert and going to an interview.

Once they informed me what it was all about, I kind of fell in love with it.

Candra Shanice Pedro, Shipbuilder

Listen to her inspirational story below and what is involved in shipbuilding:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA's first female ship builder hails from Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats


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