Kubheka says the majority of her colleagues on the projects she managed were older than her. “But what I appreciated most was that they all gave me a chance to prove myself, and as soon as they realized I was good at my job, they gave me the respect I deserved,” she says. “Now I know I have nothing to prove to anyone but myself.”
Kubheka works for GE Steam Power Systems and her role as the project director is to lead the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of Kusile's unique desulphurization plant — the first of its kind in Africa and the star of the project — and to make sure all processes perform as planned.
|The Kusile Power Station construction site outside Pretoria.|
Kubheka began her career 20 years ago, as a chemist analyzing raw materials for industrial companies.
"Because my job involved toxins, I was moved from the lab into quality control when I was expecting my son 18 years ago," Kubheka says.
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