NAS Women: Be actively involved in bringing change wherever you are
Women's Month: Focus on Ms Vusani Mathada
Q: Job title and in which department/research entity do you work?
A: Museum Curator of the LC de Villiers Geology Museum in the Department of Geology.
Q: What has been the highlight of your career?
A: Working with young minds, be it school visits or first-year students during practical sessions. Once we go through the fundamentals of physical sciences, the myths about human evolution, the Big bang or other planets become jokes that make everyone want to learn more about Geology and all the sciences linked to it.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Wanting to see Africa in control of its future gives one a sense of purpose as I am part of this change in my everyday life.
Q: What challenges have you experienced in your career?
A: To take time to look after your inner being, one must always take time to rest. It is not possible to do everything - seek support and have people in your life that you can rely on.
Q: What message do you have for the youth of South Africa?
A: Your life is precious - your future is as good as the change you want to see. Be actively involved in bringing change wherever you are. The future of your children and the community at large will be impacted by what you do today.