Tuesday, April 24, 2007




Surname: Katongo
First name: Beauty
Gender: Female


Cell phone: 0847411185 or 0833566913
Email address: katongb@yahoo.com

My career objective is to broaden my experience within a company environment that strives for creativity. An organization that provide me an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the economic development. Being involved in formulating strategies that will be used to confront the challenges facing the previously disadvantaged individuals in the tourism sector. Moreover being involved in formulating strategies for poverty alleviation and against HIV/AIDS


Name of institution: University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
Qualification: Masters degree in Development Studies

Relevant courses:
Grad 541: Economics and sociology of development
Grad 542: advanced development research methods
Grad 547: Project management
Grad soss: HIV/AIDS in context
Grad 554: Forced migration and refugees studies
Grad 543:Development studies research titled (An investigation
on informal cross border trade as a livelihood strategy for women

Name of Institution: University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Tourism Studies
Relevant courses: Tourism and policy,
Tourism and development,
Local economic development,
Environmental management
Public culture,
Tourism research report, titled: (An investigation on regional tourism in Johannesburg: the case of Zambians cross border traders)

Name of institution: Havatech College Johannesburg
Qualification obtained: Diploma in Information Technology


Position : field researcher
Period of service : 2007
Job description : Conducting a survey of companies supported by SAIBL programme, on the impact of HIV/AIDS in workplace as well as the interventions the companies have put in place.

Company: THE EDGE INSTITUTE (non profit economic policy research organization)
Position : part time researcher
Period of service : March 2006- June 2006
Job description : working on the research projects on foreign direct investment (FDIs)

Company: Municipal Demarcation Board, Pretoria

Position : Researcher and Administrative officer
Period of service : (2001-2002)
Job description : Research and administrative work

Reasons for leaving employment: I fully served the contract as in the agreement.


The University of Natal.Theological Bursary awards;
The University of Witwatersrand Postgraduate Merit award;

· Interest in adapting to varied physical and professional environments and a desire to work with different language, national and cultural backgrounds.
· Leader of ladies meetings in the Church.

· Written and verbal communication
· Interpersonal and analytical skills
· Enjoy being part of a team.
· Able to work without supervision
· Adaptability to a multicultural working environment coaching abilities
· Competence in use of all aspects of office 2003

Doctor George Mukuka
University of Johannesburg
Department of arts and culture
Email: mukuka@hotmail.com


Another insight in this week’s session was the inspiration of developing a C.V, Covering letter and interviews. Ray Naran one of the presenters from CCDU Wits University cited that a C.V is often used for elimination rather than selection and he also highlighted that “many interviews look for a reasons why they should not employ you rather than a reasons why they should”. This is where one needs to prove the employers wrong and show them that you are competent. A C.V represents yourself to the potential employers thus it needs to have positive representations of your qualifications and experience. Your C.V and covering letter should be outstanding; it is not something that you can work on over night but your input of time and energy. You need to gather your thoughts and reflect on your career and gaps in your careers and experience. Eileen, another presenter from CCDU, mentioned a lot of skills which are required in the work place such as presentation skills, problem solving skills, decision making, development focus etc. You need to reflect on these skills and see where the vacancy position suits you.

I find all these presentations very inspiring and motivating. I believe by the end of this month my mind will be flooding with knowledge. But one funny thing about all this is that all this knowledge we are getting from the WOW is irrelevant, what is relevant is how we are going to apply it.