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to erect a fence at the dual-carriage road project in Rooigrond near Mahikeng in Ngaka Modiri Molema district. Gaobuse is one of the few women who developed an interest in construction and opened her own company in 2015 after receiving training in construction. Gaobuse acknowledges that starting her own company was not a walk in the park but none of the obstacles she came across were enough to deter her from her goals. Although she says she is grateful for the opportunity, she says being in the construction industry as a new-comer is very challenging as a woman. “Honestly doing the actual work is very hard because it is labour-intensive. I have employed a couple of men, but I also have to get my hands dirty,” said Gaobuse. She indicated that even though the job is tough, she is determined to work hard and grow her company. “At the moment I am not much interested in making so much money, my main interest is to improve my CIDB grading. I would also like to see more women, especially within my locality, getting involved in construction and taking part in the economic activities of the county. I will find ways to involve them in my projects as well,” she said.

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