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Curriculum Vitae
1. PERSONAL PARTICULARS:

Full Name: Cyril James Michau Clarke
Date of Birth: 6 November 1953
Citizenship: South African Citizen
Marital Status: Married Miranda P Barnard on 31 December 1976
Family: Daughter: Ansu Clarke: Born: 5 October 1983
Son: Cyril-James Daniël Clarke: Born: 23 March 1986
Religion: Christian
Health: Excellent
Criminal Record: None
Communicative Ability:
LANGUAGE READ SPEAK WRITE
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Afrikaans Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dutch/Flemish Very Good Good Average

Residential Address: 18 Klein Karoo Street, Oudtshoorn
Postal Address: 18 Klein Karoo Street, Oudtshoorn, 6620
Contact Numbers: Tel.: 044 279 1330
Mobile: 083 384 0766
Email Address: cyril@mweb.co.za

2. EDUCATION & TRAINING:

1971: Passed Senior Certificate Examination: Hofmeyr High School, Hofmeyr

1972: Compulsory Military Training: Several Bases of the South African Defence Force,
South Africa

1975: Obtained Advanced Speech and Drama Certificate (medium: English) as well as a
“Gevorderd Spraak- en Drama Sertifikaat” (medium: Afrikaans) at PEDAK Drama
Studio (Port Elizabeth) through University of South Africa, Pretoria

1977: Obtained Final Speech and Drama Certificate (medium Afrikaans) at PEDAK Drama
Studio (Port Elizabeth) through University of South Africa, Pretoria

1979: Obtained BA Degree (majoring in English & Afrikaans – Dutch): University of Port
Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth

1980: Passed Section Leaders’ Course: South African Defence Force, Port Elizabeth

1981: Obtained Higher Education Diploma (majoring in Language Education): University of
South Africa, Pretoria

1982: Passed Platoon Commanders’ Course: South African Defence Force, Kimberley

1985: Completed an ATKV Directors’ / Producers’ Course: Drama Department: University
of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch

1990: Obtained B. Ed. Degree (Specialising in Educational Management – particularly
Human Resources aspects of this management field): University of South Africa,
Pretoria

1991: Completed a seven day course in the Presentation of Multi-cultural Adventure and
Leadership Camps led by Dr. B Wiid: Interchange Foundation: University of
Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch

1992: Completed an MS-WORKS Computer Course: Teachers’ Centre, Oudtshoorn

1994: Obtained M. Ed Degree (Educational Management): University of South Africa,
Pretoria.

Summary of Master’s Study as submitted to Master’s Abstracts:
TITLE OF THESIS: Negotiation as Education Management Skill
WRITTEN BY: C J M Clarke
FOR THE DEGREE: Master of Education
IN THE SUBJECT: Educational Management
SUPERVISOR: Professor C van Wyk
SUMMARY: The summary investigates the extent to which effective educational
managers need to employ negotiation as a vital education management skill. It
examines the present nature of schools as educational organisations primarily
through the political model of educational management. Furthermore, the essence,
styles and methods of the negotiation process are researched and described.
The investigation proves conclusively that negotiation is one of the most successful
methods of reaching a mutually acceptable outcome in various conflict situations
within an educational organisation. It also becomes evident that negotiation is
bound to become increasingly important to the effective management of
educational organisations in the future, and that it is imperative that educational
managers need to be trained and experienced negotiators.
The study concludes with recommendations regarding the training of educational
managers as negotiators and offers suggestions concerning the need for further
research in this field.

3. HISTORY OF EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCES:
DATES OCCUPATION / EXPERIENCE FULL-TIME
PART-TIME FIRM / BUSINESS PLACE
1977 Administrative Assistant Full-Time Dept of Planning & the Environment Port Elizabeth
1978 - 1981 Teacher: English Second Language HG: Stds 6 – 10 Full-Time Carnarvon High School Carnarvon
1982 –1985 Teacher: English First & Second Language HG; Drama (Practical) Stds 6 – 10 Full-Time Outeniqua High School George
1986 –1992 Head of Department (English): English First & Second Language HG: Stds 6 - 10 Full-Time CJ Langenhoven High School Oudtshoorn
1986 –2001 Organiser & Presenter of Leadership Camps & Seminars: Targeting Students (Tertiary, Secondary & Primary Levels Part-time At various Adventure Centres & Conference Centres Garden Route & Klein Karoo Region
1990 –1992 Lecturer: English Second Language HG & SG to N1 Students Part-Time Oudtshoorn Technical College Oudtshoorn
1993 – June 2005 Head of Department (English): English First & Second Language HG: Std 6 - 10 Full-Time Langenhoven Gimnasium Oudtshoorn
1994 -1998 Member: Organising Staff of Klein Karoo National Arts Festival Part-time Klein Karoo National Arts Festival Oudtshoorn
1995 -1998 Lecturer: Educational Management (Sections: School Management; Personnel Management & Research Methodology) to practising teachers Part-Time P E Technicon: Saasveld Campus George
1996 -2001 Broadcaster: Responsible for Schools’ Programme; Arts Programme; Several Musical Programmes & News reading in Afrikaans & English Part-Time
South Cape Stereo (Community Radio Station) Oudtshoorn
1998-1999 Tourism Marketer: responsible for Rosenhof Country Lodge*****; Riempie Estate Hotel**** & Queen’s Hotel****. Marketed nationally & Internationally Part-Time Barrow Family Trust Oudtshoorn
July 2005 – August 2010 Marketing Manager Full-time Greater Oudtshoorn Tourism Oudtshoorn
2009 Member: Organising Committee of Klein Karoo Klassique Festival Part-Time Barrow Family Trust Oudtshoorn

4. OTHER NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENTS:
Translated the English texts of the following plays to Afrikaans:
Original Title Translated Title
Cabbages Koolkoppe
The Story of King Josiah Die Boekrol
The Happy Journey Die Vrolike Reis
Victory for the Strong Oorwinning van die Sterkste

Adjudicating at Eistedfodds and Play Festivals:
Date Position Event Where
1989 - 1993 Chief Adjudicator One-Act Play Festival South Cape Teachers’ College: Oudtshoorn
1989 - 1993 Adjudicator: Section: Speech & Drama George Arts Festival George
1994 - 1999 Chief Adjudicator Festival of Arts George Society of Arts: George
October 2000 Adjudicator: Choral Speech & Recitation Plett-Knysna Arts Festival Knysna
August 2001 Co-Adjudicator (with Johan Esterhuizen of University of Stellenbosch Drama Department) Logan Play Festival Fraserburg


Publication of Tourism Articles Written by Me with Photographs Taken by Me:
Date Publication Page Numbers Title: Article
September / November 2005 DRIVE OUT p. 133 Featured Trails: Minwater Eco Adventures
May 2007 TOURISM@OUDTSHOORN
(12 page full-colour
newspaper to hand out at
INDABA 2007 p. 2 - 12 Several articles on all tourism aspects of
Oudtshoorn
May 2008 TOURISM@OUDTSHOORN
(12 page full-colour
newspaper to hand out at
INDABA 2008 p. 2 – 12 Several articles on all tourism aspects of
Oudtshoorn
Autumn Edition: 2009 HAMBAKAHLE: The Travel Magazine p. 12 Gamkaskloof: One Hell of a place
August 2009 ANYWHERE ANYTIME p. 90 - 91 Gamkaskloof: O hell, O paradise!
Wnter Edition: 2009 HAMBAKAHLE: The Travel Magazine p. 14 Gamkaskloof: The Good People in The Hell

Leadership Positions Filled:
1974: Chairperson of Afrikaans Literary Society: University of Port Elizabeth.
1984 – 1985: Subject Head: English First Language HG
1986 – 2005: Head of Department: English First Language HG & English Second Language HG &
SG
1991 – 1992: Officer Commanding: Cadet Section at Secondary School
1997: Manager/Organiser of all Front of House services for Klein Karoo National Arts Festival
1998: Manager/ Organiser for the “Voorbrandfees” (one week prior to KKNK several
productions that performed during the KKNK were taken to venues throughout the region
for free performances to the under-priviledged)
1998: Chairperson: Cango Choir Committee
2005 – 2010: Marketeer/Manager: Greater Oudtshoorn Tourism Bureau

5. SKILLS I OFFER TO POSITION APPLIED / TENDERED FOR:
Here I kindly request interested parties to peruse this CV as well as the attached piece entitled “TESTIMONIALS: Cyril” in order to verify the skills listed randomly below:
• Five years’ experience in working with national and international tourism role players (consumers and trade).
• An obvious enthusiasm for the job at hand in order to deliver the best service possible.
• A very good sense of responsibility.
• The ability to communicate well with people of different nationalities on any level.
• A very good competency regarding TV, radio, magazine interviews.
• Six years’ experience of the pitching for and organising of events and conferences.
• Five years’ experience in annual marketing planning within a given (sometimes very limited) budget.
• Six years’ experience in planning, organising and executing programmes for trade and media visitors.
• Six years’ experience in all aspects of tourism marketing.
• Maintaining good relationships with members and organisation of membership evenings in order to keep members informed and to supply feedback.
• Monthly newsletters to all contacts and members in order to keep all role players informed about what is planned and done.
• Excellent English and Afrikaans writing and communication skills and the will to try to communicate with contacts in their own language on a very basic level.
• The proven ability to write and publish tourism related magazine articles.
• Six years’ experience of promoting a range of products competently and professionally.
• Maintaining good contact and communicative relationships with the media and the tourism trade.
• Played a meaningful part in co-operative tourism matters on a local, regional, provincial, national and international level.
• Displayed good return on investment level throughout the five years in tourism marketing.
• Displayed good brand ambassador skills while employed by the region.
• Have very good training in negotiation and human resources management fields.
• Displayed very good presenters and public speaking skills.
• Six years’ experience in collecting, collating and interpreting local, regional, provincial, national and international tourism statistics.
• Six years’ experience in planning, organising trips to national and international tourism markets, expos and road shows and attending these.
• Did post-graduate management training which supplied a very practical knowledge and background on managing, organising, leading and control.
• Displayed the ability to plan and work on my own with the responsibility to report fully on plans made and work executed.
• Very good training in conflict management skills.

6. REFEREES:

Erika Swanepoel: 082 777 9969: Marketer Cape Nature

Gerrie Ferreira: 072 742 4405: Owner Chandelier Game Lodge

Hanneli Slabber: 011 895 3178: SA Tourism: Global Manager: Product
Hazel Jonker: 044 272 4308: Owner Hazel’s Homestays
Hettie Weymar: 028 551 1378: CEO: Ladismith Tourism
Louis Jordaan: 044 279 1285: Owner Minwater Eco Adventures
Olga Mileham: 044 279 2596: Owner Kalika’s Restaurant
Pieter Retief: 044 272 4533: Owner Adley House Guest House
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