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Brenda Z. Nyembe

4th year Bachelor of Education Student

Work History

Oct 2015current


University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Writing Centre

To support students improve their academic reading and writing skills and help new students especially 1st years get settled into university life.

Jan 2012Apr 2013


Virgin Group - Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

To be an interface with new and existing entrepreneurs that are registered with the centre, to coordinate entrepreneur training programmes, workshops, events, opportunities and the MER system.  To ensure the efficient running of the office for the team.

May 2011Nov 2011

Senior Administrator

Media Works

To provide administrative and secretarial support to the Chief Operations, HR and National Implementation Managers.   To serve as the chief administrator in a multimillion rands skills development project funded by the National Skills Fund focused on capacity building for Community-Based Organisations in the Free State, North West, Western Cape, Northern Cape, KZN and Eastern Cape provinces.

Jan 2010Apr 2011

Accreditation and Quality Manager

Summat Training Institute

To ensure that the organisation's quality standards are adhered to as per the organisation's QMS.  To maintain the organisation's existing accreditation status and the sourcing of new ones from various educational bodies and authorities such as the GDoE, ACCA, ICB, LG Seta, Isett Seta and Fasset Seta .  To coordinate the organisation's HR function especially the recruitment process. 

May 2008Aug 2009

Learnership Trainer

Tourvest Travel Services

To plan, co-ordinate and facilitate a 12 months THETA learnership programme  provided by Tourvest Travel Services, a leading travel group in South Africa.   34 participants were selected and allocated within Tourvest's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices to study towards the NQF5 learning programme "National Certificate: General Travel." 


Feb 2014Present

Bachelor's degree in Education

University of the Witwatersrand

Third year full time student in 2015, majoring in Economics and Life Orientation (Religion, Human Rights & Democracy). 

Jan 2012Dec 2012

Youth Leadership Programme

Activate Leadership and Public Innovation

12 months national youth programme which focuses on Leadership, Innovation, Socio-Political Navigation funded by the DG Murray Trust.  As a result of this programme a network of more than 2000 young leaders (Activators) across South Africa are driving change for public good through initiatives they are passionate about.

Jan 2003Dec 2003

Access Programme

University of South Africa

Course name: Unisa Access Programme (for Conditional Matric Exemption to study towards a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources)

Modules: Economic and Management Science 1&2 and English grammar and literature

Jan 2000Dec 2000

Diploma in Travel Tourism

PC Training and Business College

Modules: Secretarial skills, Tourism promotion, Tourism development, Tourism management, Travel and leisure industry, Tourism marketing, Microsoft office, Personal effectiveness skills


Planning and Organisational Skills
At an intermediate level, this skill includes the ability to prioritise and organise information, to build systems and workflow structures to enhance productivity.
Communication and Interpersonal Abilities

An effective communicator,  good at relationship building with a diverse group of people

Teaching and Facilitation

All aspects of teaching at an FET level and facilitation to youth between 18 - 25 years.

Leadership and Management

An active volunteer at SAPNA currently heading the Community Development pillar of this not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of professionals and entrepreneurs by creating engaging opportunities through networking events, empowerment programmes, mentorship and community initiatives.

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Other undertakings: Admin B

A sole proprietary business that offers administrative support services to private individuals such as lecturers and small businesses in the development sector such as GoMaths - a local business that provides tutorials in mathematics for high school learners. 


Dr. Emmanuel Ojo


Economics Lecturer

+2783 330 7052

Mr. Amos Kova


Founder and Director

+2779 879 1965

Mrs. Esme Redfern


Writing Centre Programme Coordinator

+2783 381 5325