Vuyolwethu Makanda

  • 5 Shelly Street, Woodmead Extension 1, Johannesburg
Vuyolwethu  Makanda

Bachelor of Commerce Graduate


Recent enthusiastic graduate with a goal of working in the financial industry. Through my experience I have gained teamwork, leadership, networking and basic analytical skills. I'm a hard worker who works well under pressure and I am also results driven.


Feb 2010 - Nov 2015

Bachelor of Commerce: General - Business Management

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Third year subjects include: Financial Management; General and Strategic Management; Public Economics; Economics of Financial Markets; Managerial Economics; Development Economics; Labour Economics; & Principles of Estate Planning

Jan 2005 - Nov 2009

National Senior Certificate

Grey High School

Matric subjects include: English Home Language; IsiXhosa First Additional Language; Mathematics; Life Orientation; Accounting; Business Studies; & Geography

Jan 1998 - Dec 2004

Primary School

Grey Junior School

Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2013 - Dec 2015


Brand ambassador for PINK Brand Management

Part time brand ambassador for SAB and Distell brands. Was in charge of outlet activations to increase sales for a specific brand. Was also in the promotion(hype) team for the 2015 Port Elizabeth Redds Carnival.

Sep 2014 - Oct 2014

Research and Developement

Census research team for Perfect Solutions

Acquired information on half of the taverns located in Port Elizabeth for SABs marketing research Average of 9 hours of work, 6 days a week, for over a month

Feb 2012 - Jan 2013


Brand ambassadorfor CV promotions

Part time brand ambassador for a number of SAB brands. In charge of outlet activations to increase sales for a specific brand (outlet being a bar, tavern or club)

Interests and Activities

Jan 2013 - Present

Active forex trader (personal account)

Taking on the opportunity to earn profits by predicting economic outcomes. This is done by doing the following:
o Knowledge of varies markets on a broad economic point of view
o Continuously trying to improve my technical and fundamental analytical skills
o Reading on & watching videos on some of the FOREX trading experts

Nov 2011 - Oct 2012

Vice-president of AIESEC NMMU


Was president of the talent management division and in charge of the recruitment programme.

Feb 2011 - Oct 2011

Active AIESEC member


Subcommittee member under the external relations division. Took part as a facilitator for their community outreach programs. Took part in the 2011  National AIESEC Student Apprentice Challenge.

Jul 2010 - Feb 2011

Independent brand advertiser


Participated as a brand advertiser through network marketing. Had my first experience in networking by attending presentations & approaching people about the business opportunity