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THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN BUILDING SHELBY VINTAGE CARS

The Shelby Cobra is such a rare vintage car that a South African factory builds replicas to meet demand.

Zandile Dlamini works there, welding the car chassis, one of the few women working on the factory floor in an industry dominated by men.

Zandile Dlamini works at a car factory in Durban – She builds replicas of the rare Shelby Cobra – She is one of the few women working in a male-dominated industry A 36-year-old woman is blazing the trail for women in the male dominated auto-manufacturing industry. Zandile Dlamini builds niche replicas of the rare vintage Shelby Cobra at TR-Tec (Pty) in Prospecton, outside Durban, South Africa. She is the only woman welder at the factory that manufactures Backdraft Racing Roadsters, which are in strong demand despite being replicas. Zandile poses next to one of the Roadsters she has built.

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