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Serial No: 33436
(09/12/1980, female)
List top 5 skills: client relationship management, communications, editorial, marketing, media
Short Bio:

I currently reside in Cape Town, South Africa. I am seeking employment in the UK as it has been a goal of mine.
I have a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree majoring in Communications and Media Studies and a decade of working experience from a myriad of industries.

Current location: 

Western Cape, South Africa - View on map


South African

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

media and design, Marketing, General Management

Spoken languages: 

Afrikaans, english

Locations I am interested in working:

United Kingdom, United States


Reservoir Hills Secondary, Durban, South Africa
Matric Exemption (Grade 12)

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College
Honours Degree – Bachelor of Social Science (Communications and Media Studies)

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College
Undergraduate Degree – Bachelor of Social Science (Media and Communications)

Training Courses

 Alusani Skills & Training Network – Technical Report Writing course: January 2014

 Corporate Business and Management (CBM) training – Submitting Winning Tenders: April 2013


Career Summary

01/07/2015 – Current
ACG Architects (Pty) Ltd, Salt River, CT
Architectural / Development Planning

Tenders Coordinator

 Manage the Bid / Tender process from Inception to Close-out

 Project Manage all Tender related projects

 Communications and Client Relationship Management

 Editing and proofreading of all Communication – technical proposals, presentations, etc.

 Registering ACG on various and relevant Supplier Databases – maintaining and retaining Client / Consultants’ base

 Administrative functions

I am seeking a Communications position which involves contact (maintain and retain) with Clients as this has always been my strength. I am seeking employment in the UK.

03/10/2012 – 30/06/2015
Development and Engineering Consultants (DEC), Fourways
Engineering Consultancy

Business Development & Marketing Coordinator

 Manage the Bid / Tender process from Inception to Close-out

 Editing and Proofreading of all Communication – technical proposals, presentations, etc

 Marketing for all company branding purposes – website, marketing and branding material

 Event Management – Client and Staff events

 Client Relationship Management – maintaining and retaining client base

Career advancement and stable work environment

14/06/2011 – 30/09/2012
Avanti Security and Investigations ( Division of Zonkizizwe Holdings)
VIP Body Guarding and Security

Bid and Communications Coordinator

 Bid Coordination (Manage the Tender Process from Inception to Close

 Client Relationship Management

 Project Coordination – Proposals, Presentations, Writing. Proofreading.

 Event management.

 All administrative functions within Avanti

 VIP Security personnel database management.

Head-hunted by DEC

Child Trace – NPO (Sisonke Strategiks Holdings)

Marketing Assistant

 Project Coordination

 Event planning: Baba Indaba Expo, Bramley Children’s Home, Youth day, Nelson Mandela Day, etc.

 PR Function

 Editorial – writing press releases, newsletters, brochures, etc

 Press and Media management

 Marketing function

 Marketing and Advertising materials

 Coordinate and manage meetings and presentations with stakeholders and ambassadors like Miss SA Teen (Mikhaela Oosthuizen), Matthew and Sonia Booth, YO-TV’s Karabo, etc.

 Budget Control

 Identifying and developing Child Trace’s markets

 Developing business partnerships and contacts with the various ministries: Home Affairs, Social Development, Ministry of Education, etc.

 Developing and maintaining contacts with entities in various countries that deal with child identification, tracking and tracing missing or trafficked children and border management

End of contractual period

14/11/2009– 08/11/2010
Magnet Communications, Johannesburg
Research and Media, Employer Branding

Editorial Assistant/Project Coordinator/Writer

 Project coordination

 Writing (articles, newsletters, brochures, website, press releases, etc)

 Production

 Proofreading and Editing

 PR and Communications function

 Management of Press / Media

 Web Content Development

 Write monthly on-line newsletter for student portal

 Event Management

 Client Relationship Management

 Costing, layout and selling advertising space

Media department retrenched due to restructuring. Seeking career advancement within the Communications field.

01/07/2009 – 01/12/2009
Herbal Life, Durban and Johannesburg

Product Distributor

20/04/2009 – 20/05/2009
Cassel & Co, Johannesburg

Telemarketing Agent

18/07/2007 – 13/03/2009
Callforce, Johannesburg

Recruitment Specialist

01/04/2006 – 01/07/2007
Psidean Financial Services (A Liberty Life Franchise), Johannesburg
Financial Services

Financial Advisor

04/03/2005 – 30/03/2006
DATADIN (FMCG), Johannesburg

Marketing Coordinator

August 2004 – November 2004
University of KwaZulu-Natal, (Howard College), Durban
Tertiary Institution

Tutor/Mentor (Sociology 1B)

October 2002 – July 2003
Birnam Business College (Alberton Campus and City Campus), Johannesburg
Tertiary Institution


November 2002 – August 2003
Newsclip Media Monitoring, Johannesburg
Media Monitoring

Print Express Reader (3 – 4 Hours: Sunday – Thursday)