To obtain a position that will enable me to engage with young people from all walks of life, thereby maximizing my management skills, training experience, communication and leadership skills, youth development background, and ability to work well with people.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2012 - Present


Activate! Change Drivers
Trainers are responsible for delivering the Activate program sessions to a high standard and to contribute to preparation, training and reflection stages of the program. They are encouraged to maintain contact with key post-training participant requests and activities and report on activities and request. Trainers manage their own administration and ensure that administration and reporting systems are maintained and timeously completed. Trainers are expected to contribute to programme processes and tasks as required.
Feb 2010 - Jan 2012


Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development

This full time internship allowed me to develop skills, experience and commitment with regard to the work of the Nelson Mandela Institute. The internship entailed providing support to the performance areas of the Institute. This included, but not limited to curriculum development, teacher support coordination, school learner support and material development.

Jun 2007 - Jan 2008

Financial Advisor

Old Mutual Group Schemes

This position is identified as a FAIS position and falls within the ambit contemplated by FAIS related to Category B. It entailed compliance with all FAIS requirements, including the Fit and Proper requirements of Honesty and Integrity (e.g. be clear of any offence relating to fraud, dishonesty and/or any professional misconduct) as well as competence and relevant qualifications. It also entailed giving advice in line with the customer value proposition & compliance framework. Furthermore, I had to develop, track and review business plans to meet individual performance targets; work in specific allocated markets, and work with a specific range of products.

May 2005 - May 2007


Department of Basic Education: KwaZulu-Natal

There are many duties and responsibilities a teacher has. The following is a general overview of my responsibilities:

  • prepare lessons, making them as interesting as possible
  • prepare homework, assignments and assessment
  • research information to ensure the knowledge I impart is current
  • mark homework and pieces of assessment
  • identify the needs of individual students in my classes, and work to help each child develop his or her own potential
  • prepare resources for the classroom
  • confer with students over their work
  • assist children to learn, not judge their inability to learn
  • identify emotional, intellectual, physical, psychological issues which may be hindering the student from learning to his/her best potential, and research and recommend courses of action
  • conduct parent-teacher interviews
  • provide a sounding board (for both students and teachers) and allow for open discussion
  • attend professional development sessions to improve my own teaching methods and curriculum
  • present a professional but caring persona at all times
  • treat students with respect, and teach them to treat others with respect
Dec 2003 - Apr 2004

Senior Admin Clerk

Department of Justice & Constitutional Development

I was tasked with leading a team to capture data at magistrates courts in the Durban and KZN midlands area. This was in preparation for the Department's migration to a computerised system from a manual system. I was contracted to carry out this work in 5 months and concluded it in 4 months.


Feb 2008 - Present


University of Fort Hare

My academic interests include the field of organisational behaviour. I am passionate about cultivating organisational cultures that serve both the organisation and the employee in the long run through appropriate matching techniques, and acquiring synergy in the various nodes of the organisation.

I am also passionate about the use of management or leadership styles as these have a direct consequence on the culture of the organisation.

Due to financial constraints, I have not been able to complete this qualification.


Jul 2013 - Present

Train The Trainer

Talent Management Solutions (PTY) LTD
This certificate covered the following areas: Plan and prepare for training and development Deliver presentations for training and development purposes Deliver group training sessions Facilitate group learning activities Review training and development



Curriculum Development

In 2009 the University of Fort Hare launched an innovative transdisciplinary course, called Life, Knowledge, Action, that all first year students were required to take. The architecture of the course required that students take part in the design, teaching and management of the course. I contributed to the design of the curriculum and became the lead student facilitator of this course in the Alice Campus in 2009 and then in the East London Campus in 2010. The success of this course, owing in no small measure to the nature and quality of student leadership, has generated interest across universities and the Department of Higher Education. I also work with youth organisations and through this work design programs and curricula that advance youth empowerment.

Accredited Trainer

As a trainer and instructor I am typically prepared to present information effectively, respond to participant questions and lead activities that reinforce learning. I also direct participants to supplementary resources and reference materials.   I have learned to lead discussions, listen effectively, make accurate observations and help participants to link training to their jobs. This includes, but not limited to, maintain eye contact, maintain a positive attitude, speak in a clear voice, gesture appropriately, and maintain interest and dispel confusion.


My mentoring skills have developed over the years through serving in various roles. I have had to address any concerns raised by the mentee, recognise skills that needed improvement on the part of the mentee.   One of the biggest lessons I have had to learn as a mentor is to be available, patient, sensitive, knowledgeable, flexible and a good listener. Furthermore, my ability to reflect on what I could have done differently or better comes in handy when dealing with mentees.

Report Writing

Over the years I have had to report on the numerous tasks and activities that I have been a part of. This has on many occassions required me to report on these in written form. Thus I have honed my report writing skills. Writing monthly progress reports for the past 3 years has also contributed significantly to my development of this skill.


My facilitation skills work hand-in-hand with my communication, mentoring and communication skills. Together, these skills complement each other and contribute to my open-minded approach when dealing with people. Some of responsibilities as a facilitator have included the following: Help the group clarify its goals Helping group members use the same tool at the same time on the same problem to accomplish its goals or outcomes. Sometimes this means helping the group change directions and redefine its goals and desired outcomes. My facilitation skills also encompass mentoring and team building skills.


My communication skills are complemented by my facilitation and mentoring skills. Through exposure and education I have developed very good communication skills. I am one who can communicate at all levels and am familiar and comfortable with using social media as a means of communication.   I have been a spokesperson for the Mandela Day Celebrations at the University of Fort Hare, and was invited to deliver a talk at the launch of the International Mandela day in Houghton, Gauteng in 2011.


My leadership experiences at community level became fully fledged in 2008. Together with other students, I founded the Student Round Table. This was a gathering of students aimed at tackling societal challenges. We initiated various projects aimed at raising an awareness about the University's drive towards curriculum renewal. One of the highlights of the work we did as the Student Round Table was to organise and host the first Mandela Day celebrations at the University of Fort Hare in 2009. I also volunteered to be a part of the Nelson Mandela Institute's Phemba Mfundi Program. This program allowed me to work with young people from rural Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape in developing their love for reading and writing. I have been a part of this program since 2008 to date. I have also been instrumental in setting up a reading club, the Sinempumelelo Reading Club in East London. This reading club was setp to improve literacy levels among Grade R - 3 learners in the disadvantaged community of Nompumelelo outside Beacon Bay.


I am an honest, fair individual who treats others with respect and generally accept people as they are, take things as they come, and feel relaxed in most situations. I am good at solving problems, coming up with original ideas, and see connections that most other people miss. I am thoughtful, rational, and comfortable in the world of ideas. My present goal is to contribute to the pursuit of solutions to the social challenges that South Africa and the world is confronted with through the establishment of a non-profit organisation.

I ran a mobile library and reading club in my community. Through this experience I have seen the need for meaningful community engagement as means to finding sustainable solutions to these challenges. Furthermore, I see the need for public mobilisation in the pursuit of these solutions. With this approach, I see myself collaborating with various groups of people, in different organisations throughout the world. I believe in collaboration and strengthening relationships with those I work with. My ultimate goal is the improved livelihood of ordinary citizens.


  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Youth Empowerment