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Oyama Matomela

First Woman to Become a Pilot in South Africa; Grade III Flight Instructor at Superior Pilot Services

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Oyama Matomela Biography

Oyama Matomela, the first woman to become a pilot in South Africa, is the embodiment of hard work and dedication.

By the time she turned 19, she had obtained her private and commercial pilot licenses ­-- a feat she managed to accomplish in just 20 months.

Matomela says her passion for aviation started from a young age when she was lured by the sound of turbo engines.

“My aunt would take me and my cousins to the airport on a Sunday to watch planes taking off. It was a ritual we did almost every week that was started by my grandfather who also had a love for planes and had done the same with my aunt and her siblings,” she told DESTINY.

She knew she wanted to be a pilot after job-shadowing at the renowned 43 Air School in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, while she was still attending high school at the Collegiate Girls School.

A diligent student and an athlete, Matomela became the first woman to be awarded a Department of Roads & Transport bursary to complete her pilot training at the 43 Air School.

As one of four women in her aviation training class and the only black student, she says pursuing a career in aviation -- a male-dominated industry -- hasn’t always been the easiest journey, but she’s never let obstacles get in her way.

In 2013, she moved to Joburg to become a flight instructor at Superior Pilot Services at Grand Central Airport in Midrand, where she trained cadet pilots for a year before she was invited to interview for a Junior First Officer position at South African Express.

After undergoing training to fly the airline’s Bombardier Dash Q400, she now flies domestically around South Africa, as well to Gaborone, Botswana, and Windhoek, Namibia, and has over 800 hours of flight time in her logbook.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Oyama Matomela

    Speaking fees for Oyama Matomela, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Oyama Matomela are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Oyama Matomela, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Oyama Matomela speak about?

    Oyama Matomela is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Entertainment, Influential Women, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Oyama Matomela travel from?

    Oyama Matomela generally travels from Johannesburg, South Africa, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Oyama Matomela’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Oyama Matomela for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Oyama Matomela for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Oyama Matomela or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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First Woman to Become a Pilot in South Africa; Grade III Flight Instructor at Superior Pilot Services

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Oyama Matomela Biography

Oyama Matomela, the first woman to become a pilot in South Africa, is the embodiment of hard work and dedication.

By the time she turned 19, she had obtained her private and commercial pilot licenses ­-- a feat she managed to accomplish in just 20 months.

Matomela says her passion for aviation started from a young age when she was lured by the sound of turbo engines.

“My aunt would take me and my cousins to the airport on a Sunday to watch planes taking off. It was a ritual we did almost every week that was started by my grandfather who also had a love for planes and had done the same with my aunt and her siblings,” she told DESTINY.

She knew she wanted to be a pilot after job-shadowing at the renowned 43 Air School in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, while she was still attending high school at the Collegiate Girls School.

A diligent student and an athlete, Matomela became the first woman to be awarded a Department of Roads & Transport bursary to complete her pilot training at the 43 Air School.

As one of four women in her aviation training class and the only black student, she says pursuing a career in aviation -- a male-dominated industry -- hasn’t always been the easiest journey, but she’s never let obstacles get in her way.

In 2013, she moved to Joburg to become a flight instructor at Superior Pilot Services at Grand Central Airport in Midrand, where she trained cadet pilots for a year before she was invited to interview for a Junior First Officer position at South African Express.

After undergoing training to fly the airline’s Bombardier Dash Q400, she now flies domestically around South Africa, as well to Gaborone, Botswana, and Windhoek, Namibia, and has over 800 hours of flight time in her logbook.

Oyama Matomela Videos

  • Oyama Matomela, The World's Youngest Female Pilot
  • Oyama Matomela: Behind the Scenes of the TV Commercial

FAQs on booking Oyama Matomela

  • How do I book Oyama Matomela to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Oyama Matomela for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Oyama Matomela, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Oyama Matomela or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Oyama Matomela

    Speaking fees for Oyama Matomela, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Oyama Matomela are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Oyama Matomela, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Oyama Matomela speak about?

    Oyama Matomela is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Entertainment, Influential Women, Women's Issues.
  • Where does Oyama Matomela travel from?

    Oyama Matomela generally travels from Johannesburg, South Africa, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Oyama Matomela’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Oyama Matomela for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Oyama Matomela for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Oyama Matomela or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Oyama Matomela is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Oyama Matomela for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Oyama Matomela generally travels from JohannesburgSouth Africa and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alena Analeigh, Jeanne Sullivan, Renee Richards, Gbemisola Abudu and Dr. Kimberly Harden. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Oyama Matomela for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Oyama Matomela Speaker Videos

  • Oyama Matomela, The World's Youngest Female Pilot
    Oyama Matomela: Behind the Scenes of the TV Commercial

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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