I’m Nompumelelo Zethu Sakhile Mathibe, a 28-year-old married mom of one, based in Rustenburg but born and bred in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. Before I got married or became a mom I work for a construction company in Midrand. I’m currently a full-time mom to a toddler girl for the past four years and pregnant with my second child.
It’s been the most challenging experience I’ve ever had – there have been no leave days, no off weekends or bonuses. I found a community of sister moms, first through Glow Movement and Embrace. With these organisations I was able to channel skills I never thought I had. I’ve done everything from admin to social media consultancy and social media content creation. These organisations have helped me grow in ways I didn’t expect. I’m more confident in my role as a mother and secure in myself as a person.
I encourage all moms to find these type of support groups or start their own.