Meet SA's first woman submarine officer

The South African Navy has its first woman officer of a submarine.

Lieutenant Gillian Malouw is the first in Africa and one of the only select few of all naval countries.

Speaking to John Maytham, Malouw says she wanted to be in the Navy from a very young age.

I was in Grade 9 when I made the decision I wanted to be in the navy.

Gillian Malouw, Submarine lieutenant

It is a very interesting environment. I think I work very well under pressure.

Gillian Malouw, Submarine lieutenant

Malouw says one day she wants to be the commander of a submarine.

That is the ultimate goal. This is the start.

Gillian Malouw, Submarine Lieutenant

Listen to the full interview below...


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