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Sindile Khumalo

Freelance Language Translator & Transcriptionist

Location:Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Phone: +27787214965
2 Skills
Home/Postal address: 20 Junction Rd, Bramley , Johannesburg 2090
Cell: 0787214965

Driver’s Licence: Code 8/ B
Languages: English & Zulu
Marital status: Single
Sindile Zemeth Khumalo

Experience Oct 2010- Present
Freelance Transcription typist/ English-Zulu Translator
Currently I work from home. I transcribe research interviews and proceedings of hearings and conferences for companies on a freelance basis. They send me mp3 audio files via the internet, which I then transcribe and send back as Word documents. I also do ad hoc English-Zulu Translation of government information pamphlets, for Blaqueflava Productions.
Jan 2010- Sept 2010
Sheikh Anta Diop College, Grafton Street, Yeoville, Johannesburg
Taught Computer Studies to Grade 6, 7 and 8 as well as Life Orientation to Grade 9. Due to ill-health I left the school in September 2010
August 2009 – October 2009
Freelance Translator/Copy typist
Did translation, proof-reading and editing as well as a copy-typing for Real African Publishers. I completed the translation of the book, Tofi’s Fire Dance from English to Zulu.
April 2009 - June 2009 Style Africa, Shop 17, Kempton Square Mall, Pine Ave, Kempton Park, Johannesburg
Store Manager/Sales Consultant
Managed clothes boutique, Sold imported outfits to customers, placed orders and followed up with manufacturer, prepared and maintained shop displays, kept financial records and performed banking of monies.

March 2008 – July 2008 LK Transcribers, Shreiner Chambers, Pritchard Street, Johannesburg
Freelance Transcriptionist

Transcribed and where necessary translated dvds and mp3 audio files for use as court evidence. Proficient on transcription of digital files using Transcription software (Express Scribe) as well as traditional tapes.
Stopped when I found a job that required traveling. I would not be able to meet my transcription deadlines.

July 2008 – March 2009
Area Trainer – OK Furniture, Edenvale, Johannesburg
Trained salespeople on Selling skills. Booked accommodation and training venues at hotels in Tzaneen, Polokwane, Vryburg & Klerksdorp
And conducted training from branches around these towns.
Left when I could not continue due to illness.

Aug 2005 – Sept 2006 Smollan: Lotto Field Marketing La Lucia
Lotto Trainer
? Trained retailers, lotto outlet owners and their staff on how to operate lotto machines and play lotto games.
? Travelled throughout KwaZulu Natal, doing in-store training and occasional classroom-based training.
? Co-ordinated training, ie, prioritised requests for training, scheduled appointments and wrote training reports on training conducted

October 2005 – April 2006 Triumphant Church International, Durban

Part time Driver – For Pastor Gem Brown. Drove her to preaching engagements around Durban and Pietermaritzburg. She later relocated to TCI Church in Cape Town.
Feb 2004 – April 2005 NMA Associates Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
? Travelled between Bushbuckridge and Durban, training tour guides and nature guides for a Nature Guiding Learnership, NQF level 4
Training ended March 2005
Feb 2002 – April 2003 Unilever, Nollsworth Cres, La Lucia, DurbanC
Consumer Research Assistant
? Conducted consumer research fieldwork throughout Durban for the Home Care department.
? Recruited research respondents for ad hoc research and helped conduct focus groups
? Transcribed tapes and translated transcripts from isiZulu to English
October 2003 Edcon – Edgars West Street, Durban
Had short contract with Kelly, conducting training in Costumer Service for Edcon casual employees.

Jan 2000 – Oct 2000 National Lottery, La Lucia, Durban
Lotto Trainer ( employed on contract by Privest Outsourcing)
Trained retailers on lotto terminal operation, games and procedures at conference venues in KZN when lotto was first introduced in 2000.
Jan 1999 – Dec 1999 CEREP, University of Durban-Westville, Dbn
Research Assistant
? Wrote research reports for the Centre for Educational Research and Policy (CEREP).
? Did data capture using SPSS, a statistical data analysis programme and MS Excel and analysed data
? Transcribed qualitative interview tapes and translated from isiZulu to English
August 1997 – June 1999 Self employed in Direct Sales of imported Ghanaian outfits
Direct Sales Business consultant
Prospected for customers and sold imported outfits from Ghana.
Handled customer queries/ requests and collected debts.
Sept 1995–June 1997 KwaMgaga High School Dept of Education
High School Educator
Taught English to Grade 11 learners at KwaMgaga High School in Umlazi
Performed related admin duties, namely, did lesson preparation, kept learner records and conducted assessments.

1991 – March 1992
Completed a Computer Secretarial Course at Academy of Learning, Scottburgh
Training Supervisor
Promoted the college, interviewed prospective students, provided guidance with course selection and provided academic support.

Education 1984 Matric – Sacred Heart Secondary School, Verulam, 4340
Subjects: Maths, Accountancy, Biology, IsiZulu, English and Afrikaans
1986-1989 B. Social Science degree - Psychology & Anthropology
University of Natal, Durban
1991 Computer Secretarial Course – Academy of Learning
1993 Postgrad Higher Diploma in Education – University of Natal
1995 Research Internship – Human Sciences Research Council
Oct 1999 Certificate in Computer Literacy – Unischool
2004 National Certificate in Tour Guiding, NQF level 4

References Mr James Commey, Director, Real African Publishers, Group Level 4, Schreiner Chambers, Pritchard Street, Johannesburg Cell: 082 3451695

Administrator/Teacher Sheikh Anta Diop College, Grafton Street, Yeoville, Johannesburg
Tel: 0835096111

Mr Lebogang Parkies, Manager
Blaque Flava Productions
Tel: 0844005130