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Durban, KZN, South Africa
February 01, 2018

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Name (s): Siviwe Elvis Babane

Identity Number: 83-090*-****-***

Nationality: South African

Marital Status: Single

Gender: Male

Language(s): IsiXhosa (Home language); English (Good) & Isizulu (Good)

Driver’s Licence: Code 10 (C1) (since 2011)

Residential Address: 47 Hatfield Road, Reservoir Hills, Durban, 4000

Contact Details: 073-***-**** or 083-***-**** (cell); (email)


Name of School: Bonkolo High School

Grade: Grade 12 (31 Dec 2003)

Major Subjects: Mathematics & Physical Science

Other Subjects: English, IsiXhosa, Biology & Agricultural Science

Name of Institution: Walter Sisulu University (WSU) of Science & Technology (Unitra)

Degree: BSc (Biological Sciences) Degree (01 Jan 2004-31 Dec 2006)

Major Subjects: Zoology & Botany

Other Subjects: Environmental Techniques, Communication Skills, Understanding of

Human behaviour, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Animal

Behaviour & Physiology, Conservation Biology, Economic Biology,

Determinants of Human Behaviour, Vertebrate Form & Function.

Degree: BSc (Zoology) Honours Degree (01 Jan 2007-31 Dec 2007)

Subjects (Zoology): Scientific Methodology, Freshwater Ecology, Marine Ecology,

Conservation Ecology, Eco-physiology & Project (research)

Research Project: Reproductive activity of the abalone, Haliotis spadicea, in the

Dwesa-Cweba Nature Reserve

Name of Institution: Rhodes University (Ichthyology & Fisheries Sciences Department)

Degree: MSc Aquaculture Degree (Graduating in April 2018)

Research Project: Effect of size-variation on the aggressive & browsing behaviours of

juvenile dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus) under culture conditions

Name of Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus

Degree: MSc Marine Biology Degree (April 2016-Jan/ Feb 2018)

Research Project: Towards understanding heat stress tolerance of zooxanthellae from

scleractinian corals on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal


Name of Institution: Walter Sisulu University (WSU) of Science & Technology (Unitra

Course/ Training: Computer Literacy (01 Jan 2004-31 Dec 2004)

Programmes: Introduction to computers;

Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook);

Email / Internet; Statistics (using Statistica/ SPSS)


Personal Competencies: *Good presentation & communication (verbal & written) skills, *Project Management skills, *Strong organisational & networking skills; and

Personal Attributes: *Ability to work under pressure, *Ability to work independently & as part of the team, *Ability to work long hours, often under pressure, * Flexible, open to ideas & willing to learn, *Decision making & problem solving. These competencies & attributes were applied during academic (ongoing) and employment tenure.


*Certificate for being the best academic achiever in grades 10 (2001) to 12 (2003) at Bonkolo High School, *Classroom Representative of grades 11 & 12 in this high school, *Project Management (fundamental) Training in 2012 at DAFF, *Certificate of appreciation from DAFF for participation in 2012 Whale Festival event in Hermanus, *Certificate of appreciation from DAFF for participation in 2011 & 2012 Parliamentary Budget Vote event in Cape Town, *Certificate for completion of 2014 Computer Training in Stellenbosch Prochorus Community & Library, *Demonstrator and mentor to undergraduate and honours students, respectively, in UKZN, *Certificate of appreciation for participation in 2017 UKZN postgraduate research day, *Certificate of appreciation for participation for being a Judge to 2017 Eskom expo for young scientists (KZN).


*Voluntarily serving as mentor to grades 10-12 leaners in Maths, Physics & applied science subjects on spare time; *Casual teaching lessons offered to small groups of students on basic Computer MS Office programmes; *Mentor to high & primary schools in science & technology projects on part-time contract with Eskom Expo projects for young scientists (Feb-April2016, Cape Town), *Involved in GreenMatter Fellowship project run with other postgraduates, schools and communities to address some of social & environmental issues; *Attending science research awareness campaigns and monthly beach clean-ups in Durban harbour with other students, NGOs, Municipality & local community members


Company Name: Eskom expo for young scientists (Cape Town)

Position: Expo Science Mentor

Duties: Mentoring high and primary schools in areas of Cape Town (and now

KZN) on science and technology projects in partnership with various

departments or companies such as Department of Basic Education &

Science, Engineering and Technology, etc. This programme promotes

young scientists in science and technology or engineering and

exposition are undertaken to ensure successful projects.

Period employed: 01 February 2016 to 31 April 2016 (Left to attend studies)

Coordinator: Ms M Du Toit (082-***-**** or

Company Name: national Department of Basic Education (DBE), Pretoria

Position: Graduate Intern

Duties: *Strengthening of the Teacher Centres, *Development & implementation of Teacher Diagnostic Self-Assessment, *Evaluation of Teacher Development Programmes, *Research & evaluation of impact of Teacher Development Programmes, *Identify & prioritise areas of research into curriculum effectiveness in South African Schools, *Commission & oversee curriculum research, *Publish & ensure effective use of research findings for development of relevant policies, system & materials, *Working closely with the provincial education department coordinators & school principals, *Drafting of submissions, memos & letters, *Perform administrative duties such as handling internal or external professional calls & taking meeting minutes.

Period: 01 April 2015 to 31 Jan 2016 (Left to attend studies)

Company Name: Parmalat Plant (SA) (Cheese Spread Section), Stellenbosch

Position: Machine Operator (also worked as cheese packer, quality sorter)

Duties: *Preparing the different types of cheese using specified formulation & size, *Manage & operate the grinding machine, *Assist in analysing

the cheese samples & making relevant decisions for good & poor

quality cheese, *Ensure proper operation to eliminate jam-ups when

occurring & assist with fault finding, *Maintain machine safety, use

& housekeeping, *Choose samples required for laboratory analyses,

*Played critical role in ensuring the company achieves the set targets

Period: 01 Dec 2014 to 31 Mar 2015 (Part-time) (Contacts: 087-***-****)

Company Name: national Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF),

Aquaculture Technical Services Directorate, Cape Town/ Sea Point

Position 1: Graduate Trainee (Environmental Officer: Specialised Production) (from 04 April 2011 to 31 Aug 2012)

Duties: Monitor & enforce compliance in terms of legislation, *Render

technical advice in the implementation of legislation, *Promote

environmental education & aquaculture awareness, *Research on new potential aquaculture species & areas potential for the development in the Eastern Cape, *Active participation & involvement in the development & implementation of projects related to ranching & stock enhancement

Supervisor: Mr KD Halley (Cited as referee)

Position 2: Graduate Trainee (Marine Research Aquarium Manager) (01 Sept

2012 to 31 March 2013)

Duties: *Perform skills development & mentorship, *Maintain proper operations at the research aquarium, *Provide research & technical support, *Perform quotation of aquarium equipment/ services, *Perform aquarium orientations & tours to students/ co-workers/ interns, *Ensure smooth running of the aquaculture systems & good water quality for survival of fish, *Perform administrative duties

Supervisor: Mr A Busby ( / 082-***-****/ 021-***-****)

Period (Overall): 04 Apr 2011 to 30 March 2013 (Work contract ended)


Name: Prof Horst Kaiser

Company: Rhodes University, Dept. of Ichthyology & Fisheries Science,


Designation: Associate Professor (tenured), Lecturer

Relationship: MSc Aquaculture Supervisor

Email address:

Contact Details: 083-***-**** or 046-***-****

Name: Dr Aaron Nkosi

Company: DBE, Pretoria

Designation: Director of Teacher Development & Curriculum Research Directorate

Relationship: Supervisor

Email address:

Contact Details: 084-***-**** or 012-***-****

Name: Mr Keagan Desmond Halley

Company: DAFF, Aquaculture Technical Services Directorate, Cape Town

Designation: Aquaculture Advisor

Relationship: Supervisor

Email address:

Contact Details: 074-***-**** or 021-***-****

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