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Reports: Meet the first South African black hot air balloon pilot, see below

(Source: - @MsNtfulini)

It's always challenging to break into new boundaries, and it takes a lot time and effort. As you face different trials and tribulations walking into a unfamiliar industry that will make you lead the way for the rest of your race. Hence, we have to congratulate the first South African black hot air balloon pilot Semakaleng Mathebula who has done the unthinkable. It's always amazing to see other black entering into unique spaces, even though they might find to rule or have major impacts, unless there's more of them in the same industry.

The aerostat have had her picture shared on social media, as she's spotted in action and doing what she loves. According to reports, if people wanted to follow in her footsteps then they must have a pilot license or airmans certificate. It reported that you must have a minimum of 35 hours as a pilot whereby 20 hours have to be in a hot air balloon. It differs though, as there's three types of balloon pilot namely student, commercial and private. People that want to enter in this space then they must be able to learn since there's a lot of things to get familiar with as an aerostat. "Semakaleng Mathebula is the first South African hot air balloon pilot. Black excellency👏," wrote @MsNtfulini on Twitter.

The Twitter user shared their opinions on this black excellency as they felt that it's limiting to attach race next to achievements. Despite this being a male dominated industry, but Mathebula will pave her way too.

"It's a good thing that woman are taking a stand to most jobs/careers that we thought were hard✊," said @TeeyaniTeeyani1 on Twitter.

"But why can't black people stop labeling every thing first black person to etc. That's what holding us back, we just make it a norm for people achieving such," said @Facts_For_SA on Twitter.

"She must open doors for other black folks 🙏," said @Ryan588764871 on Twitter.

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