Johanna Kwedhi on board her trawler
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Life on the Edge: Namibia's first female trawler captain

Johanna Kwedhi, Namibia's first female trawler captain, has a crew of 23.

But it is not so long since she was living in a shantytown with no running water; a girl from the villages who used to walk 14 kilometres (8.5 miles) to school.

On her few days' leave on land, Johanna travels 1,500 kilometres (900 miles) back home to find other girls seizing the chance like her.

  • 06 Aug 2010
  • From the section Africa
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