Zethu Gumede – South Africa  

Occupation: Air Traffic Service Officer at OR Tambo International Airport

Qualifications: BSc Environmental Science (UKZN), BSc Honours (WITS)

Affiliations: Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD-NC)

Interests: Aviation, STEM, Drone Technology & Environmental Issues

Volunteering Experience: Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA); Greenpeace and Girls Fly Program Africa (GFPA)

As part of our series on the “Trailblazing Women of the African Drone Industry” Zethu chats with Louise Jupp, Women and Drones African Advisor for an interview. In the Zoom interview Zethu discusses:

After a brief introduction, we specifically chat about:

  • What attracted Zethu to the drone industry 
  • What keeps Zethu in the drone industry
  • Who has inspired Zethu
  • Roles Zethu already sees women are playing
  • Opportunities for girls and women
  • Challenges Zethu has have faced
  • Zethu’s thoughts on the drone scene for women in Africa
  • Advise Zethu would offer anyone looking at this industry

You can watch Zethu’s complete interview here:  Zeth Gumede, Trailblazer in the African Drone Industry

Learn more about our series at: Trailblazing Women in the African Drone Industry