Inobubele Dube, a teenager from Gwanda will soon be taking to the skies after she secured a R500 000 study scholarship.

 Big Time Strategic Group (BTSG) will pay for the 19 year old’s study towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) programme at the Flight Training Services (FTS) in Midrand, South Africa.

The former Premier High School  told the Chronicle : “I’m really excited about this scholarship. I completed my high school studies in 2016 and couldn’t settle for any other course. It just had to be the Private Pilot Licence (PPL), but obviously it was a lot of money for my family to raise. So I’m grateful Big Time has made it possible.”

Big Time boss, Maphosa, said it would give him joy to witness a young girl live out her passion in aviation.

“You rarely come across young black girls who are as passionate as she is about aviation. So when she approached us for a scholarship, we did not hesitate to give it to her."