Benison Sibuyele Makele

Freelance Creative Writer & Book Writer

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Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/benisonsibuyelemakele
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Sibuyele Benison Makele
084 9779 684
E-mail: makele.sibuyele@gmail.com

CURRICULUM VITAE

A. OBJECTIVE

Experienced writer-***-/journalist looking for opportunities in:
• The print and electronic media
• Corporate communications
• Publishing and related fields

B. PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

• Analytical and creative writer-***-journalist.
• Deadline conscious
• Sober-minded
• Works well under pressure
• Good interpersonal skills
• Able to work as part of a team

C. COMPETENCIES

• Exceptionally - high level of English language proficiency
• Writing, sub-editing and editing skills
• Passion for the written word with a creative touch.
• Persuasive writer.
• Generation of news ideas
• Proven ability to write in-depth features and analytical reports
• Au fait with South African society, history, evolution and socio-political dynamics.
• Familiar with the design, implementation and monitoring of media strategies and
advocacy campaigns

D. WORK HISTORY

• Presently an independent media consultant, script writer for television and freelance
writer.

• 2003 -2009 Supplements Editor, Botswana Guardian, Gaborone, Botswana

• 2000 – 2002: Senior Journalist, Sowetan SundayWorld, Johannesburg
Helped in raising the circulation figures of the paper
by producing news features and background analyses
that made people think

• 1999 – 2000: Senior Journalist, Sunday Tribune, Durban
Produced general news, news features, human interest, political reports
and analyses etc,

• 1998 – 1999: News Editor, Botswana Guardian, Gaborone, Botswana
Infused some sense of professionalism in the workings and
management of the paper’s newsroom.

• 1995 – 1998: Senior Journalist, City Press, Johannesburg
Added value and variety to the paper’s editorial content with a
deconstructive approach to news, news features and background analyses.

• 1993 – 1995: Programme Co-ordinator, African Writers Association, Johannesburg
Pioneered the Awa/RAU English Teacher Upgrading Programme, which
developed a methodology of teaching English via creative writing in
previously - disadvantaged communities areas

• 1985 – 1987: Senior Reporter, Botswana Guardian, Gaborone, Botswana
Added value into the paper’s court reporting, sport, general news, etc

• 1984 – 1985: Cub Reporter, Botswana Gazette, Gaborone, Botswana
Court and sports reporting, political rallies’ coverage and other
cub errands.

E. EDUCATION

• BA Humanities (with English single majors),
University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, 1992

F. LANGUAGES

• Speaks, reads, writes isiXhosa, isiZulu,
seSotho, seTswana, Afrikaans, English and French

G. COMPUTER LITERACY

• Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, E-mail and Internet, etc

H. DRIVERS LICENCE

• Code 08

I. REFERENCES

• Sanku Molaoli, Director, Tshiyeng TV and Film Productions, Soweto @ 083 2791971

• Ali Mphaki, Motoring Editor, Sunday Sun, Johannesburg @ 082 945 4033

• Eddie Kuhlmann, Sub-Editor, City Press, Johannesburg @ 011 713 9001
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Creative Writing
Book Writing