Moeketsi Thatho
Public Relations and Communications
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
School: University of Johannesburg
Field of Study: Public Relations and Communications

Moeketsi Thatho

CAREER OBJECTIVE

I aim to acquire professional knowledge and skills in the Public Relations, Marketing and Communications field, developing myself as a seasoned professional. With my skills and expertise in events and projects management, as well as in website management and development, I strive to uphold the reputation and perceptions of an organisation as far as customer relations are concerned. In addition, I aim to build and maintain the relationships with the clientele and internal members of the organisation that I am employed in, in an integrated and collaborative way that will take an active role in the different structures of the organisation. To maintain the mutual understanding by ensuring the clear and simple communication at all times.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Driver’s License: Code C1 (PrDP)
Business Languages: English, Sesotho, isiZulu and isiXhosa

ACHIEVEMENTS

Class Representative (2ndYear Group, National Diploma Public Relations and Communication 2013)
Volley Ball team captain and assistant coach (High School 2008-2010)

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

* Leadership skills
* Events & project management
* Friendly and approachable
* Goal and objective orientated
* Social Media Savvy
* Pro-active
* Analytical thinker
* Team player

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Institution: University of Johannesburg (2014)
Qualification Pursued: National Diploma in Public Relations and Communications
Majors: Public Relations, Advanced Communication Practice, Media and technology studies

School: New Nation School (2010)
Highest Grade Passed: Grade 12
Subjects English; (First Additional); Sesotho (Home Language); Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Geography; Life Sciences; Life Orientation

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Media24 (Jonathan Ball Publishers): Website Administrator (Nov 2016 – Present)
Responsibilities: Manage and maintain the company websites through Joomla CMS. Ensure the websites meet international SEO requirements and rankings. Ensure correct SEO tags and meta on all copy. Maintain back-end of the websites in a methodical manner. Manage the company blogs. Ensure that the websites meet local and international publishing media practices.

University of Johannesburg: Call Centre Agent/Registration Assistant (Jan-March 2015)
Responsibilities: Client relations during the January registration/application period. Attend client queries and assist with late registration requirements (manual and online).

University of Johannesburg (PsyCaD):Public Relations Intern (Jan-Dec 2014)
Responsibilities: Attend to all administrative duties, to assist the team leader with public relations and marketing activities of the Service Unit and the PsyCaD site in general. To ensure optimum functioning in the Career Resource Center as well as to assist in Reception and to provide general administrative assistance.


University of Johannesburg: Assistant Campus Coordinator (April-June 2013)
(Student Marketing & Advancement)
Responsibilities: Recruiting and training of Student Marshals. Coordinate the smooth flow of the Open Day. Take care of the needs of the visitors onto the campus. Coordinating the movement of the bus shuttles and the drawing up of the transport and parking schedule for the Open Day. Write the Feedback report of the actual Open Days and the overall event report.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

• Community Engagement Volunteer and member of the UJ Alumni Network (2013-2014).
• Member; Student’s Public Relations Association at University of Johannesburg (SPRA) (2012-2014).
• Student Marshal Leader, University of Johannesburg 2012 Open Day event.

REFERENCES

Names and Surname Relationship Contact numbers
Ms. Dedre Curle Marketing Manager; Jonathan Ball Publishers------------
Mr. Rudy Petersen Project Manager; UJ (Student Marketing)------------
Mr. Sibonelo Malinga Lecturer; University of Johannesburg------------
Ms. Susanne Stokes Project Manager; Adjustment Groups (PsyCaD)------------

Public Relations and Communications Graduate