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9 tags and 0 profile in descriptionGFPA Foundation Alumni story Rinaye Mphanama This week we bring you the story of Rinaye Mphanama ( from Venda,2014 Aviation and Space camper.Riyane is a chemistry major student at the University of Cape Town. One might ask...What does chemistry have to do with Aviation?Did you know that in some commercial airliners the Oxygen generators "generate " the passenger emergency Oxygen by a chemical reaction.Sodium Chlorate and Iron react to generate Salt and gaseous Oxygen. #funfact Next week we profile 3rd-year Aeronautical engineering student at Wits University Bokang. Do visit our blog !!! #aviation #chemistry #space #STEMeducation #educationmatters #girlsmatter #gfpafoundation #womenandaviation
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Alaska Airlines’ first flight piloted by two African-American women earns round of applause.
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7 tags and 0 profile in descriptionOn the 12th of June AviaDev will be visiting the University of Cape Town for an afternoon of informative talks with the undergrad and postgrad students. Refilwe Ledwaba Executive Director Women and Aviation is one of the speakers and she will share insights on “The business of Airlines”. June the 13th , during the AviaDev conference, Fundi Sithebe Women and Aviation’s GFPA foundation chair and COO of ACSA will be on the Panel discussing African Airport Infrastructure Developments and their financing .#Aviation #space #thebusinessofairlines #womenandaviation #airlines #AviaDev #AviatorsAfricaAcademy
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5 tags and 1 profile in descriptionVisit our blog, for the first in our series of GFPA alumni profiles. Savannah Boltman was selected for the class of 2016 and has since started flying, studying, and volunteering. Each week we will be posting an alumni profile or previous camper. Stay tuned !!! Next up is Rinaye Mphanama,GFPA foundation class of 2014,Currently Science student at UCT @gfpafoundation We do have a good story to tell !!! #educationmatters #stemeducation #girlchild #aviation #space
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5 tags and 0 profile in descriptionWe would like to wish our aviatrix and all women in aviation an awesome Mother's day.Here is to more Pink Skies !!! #aviation #aviatrix #womenandaviation #womencanfly #pinkskies
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8 tags and 2 profiles in descriptionAs an organisation, it is important that we continuously measure our impact and successes. It’s simply not enough to only want to make a difference. Follow the Girls Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) foundation #socialmedia pages and Women and Aviation blog as we profile our alumni, who are now, trainee Air traffic controllers, Aeronautical engineering students, BSc students, medical students, trainee pilots, air force trainee pilots to aircraft maintenance engineers. We are also excited that 90% of our volunteers for the 2018 aviation and space camp are also our own alumni. We do have a good story to tell. Changing lives one girl at a time!!! #Twitter : - @GFPAfoundation #Instagram : - @gfpafoundation #Facebook : - Girls fly programme in Africa Foundation #Blog : - #stemeducation #gfpafoundation #womenandaviation
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2 tags and 0 profile in description"As the UN Secretary-General stated on International Women’s Day earlier this year, we must move from ambition to action on #genderequity . For #aviation , one of the ways we can implement this is by mentoring girls in elementary and high schools" Source ICAO More here:
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Girls fly programme in Africa class of 2018 . Please note that the closing date for South Africa is 15 May 2018.Download the forms from if you are applying from SA, or contact Savanna at For Botswana closing date 31 May 2018 and you can contact Kaone at
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5 tags and 0 profile in descriptionApplications open for our GFPA foundation programmes 2018 for Botswana. Closing date 31 May 2018. #stemeducation #aviation #space #robotics #designthinking
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4 tags and 1 profile in descriptionWomen and Aviation at the UCT alumni prominent Women’s speaker series at the UCT Graduate school of business.The series, focuses on women providing thought leadership in specific areas of business, government and society. Awesome presentation by Alumni speaker Ms Kim Thipe - VP/ Head: Marketing at South African Airways (SAA ).Ms Thipe has an EMBA from UCT and currently a PhD candidate at the UCT GSB.With her in the picture is executive director Women and Aviation Refilwe Ledwaba who is also UCT and GSB alumni @flysaa #leadership #womenandaviation #gsbalumni #thoughtleadesrship
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We are very excited to be hosting Africa’s most inspiring women in aviation and space for a networking breakfast during the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) expo. "The AAD is Africa’s only aerospace and defence expo that combines both a trade exhibition and an air show. Held biennially in the City of Tshwane – South Africa’s administrative capital, the AAD Expo is one of South Africa’s largest contributors to the country’s GDP in show years and is regarded as a national asset”. Source AAD A big thank you to our sponsors the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA) for hosting us. For more information about the AAD, you can visit the website: -
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W & A Girls fly programme in Africa (GFPA) foundation breakfast meeting hosted by advisory board chair Fundi Sithebe Meet the TEAM :- GFPA Executives Ayanda Gabela (executive head of GFPA foundation).Ayanda takes over from Refilwe Ledwaba. Andrea Chetty (General administration and marketing ) Savannah Boltman (GFPA aviation and space camp head) Kaela Seoe (Outreach programme chair ) Natalie Kyd (Volunteers coordinator ) Kaone Kamanakao (GFPA Botswana ) Sefoka Kekana (Sponsorship and finance ) Fundi Sithebe (Advisory board member chair ) Additional support members :- Bongi Motlokwa,Puleng Cadribo, Lerato Ledwaba, Jannike Bester, Refilwe Ledwaba Please do contact us for any suggestions,comments or questions
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