Grindrod welcomes Nombulelo Daizy Mthembu

Grindrod welcomes Nombulelo Daizy Mthembu

November 01, 2018

Nombulelo Daizy Mthembu, is the first lady to join the Grindrod Terminals Richard Bay facility in the role of Boilermaker. 

After finishing a technical matric at Umkomazi Secondary school, Nombulelo enrolled in a Boilermaker learnership with Sapref. After 3 years of blended training, she was able to secure an opportunity to sit for a trade test in July of 2017 and passed first time. Thereafter she worked as a contractor for various organisations.  

In 2018 she landed a position at Grindrod and initially worked under Express labour broking as a contract boilermaker. Within the first few weeks on the job, her work stood out and she started gaining a reputation for her excellent weld quality.  As a result of this, she was interviewed for a permanent position and officially joined Grindrod as a Boilermaker on the 1st of November 2018.

Asked where she sees herself in 5 years’ time, she answered without hesitation: “I see myself as somebody in charge of a team of artisans, boilermakers and draughtspersons solving challenging structural problems”.