Marilize Potgieter
I am very passionate about conservation, the environment and sustainable development.


I am looking forward to a career that is focused on my passion for the environment, which will present opportunities to work with like-minded people.

My reliability, sense of responsibility, friendly nature and multitude of skills and experience are assets I would bring to any workplace. I am a friendly, hardworking individual that takes pride in my work. I am enthusiastic and always willing to learn more. I would love to be given the opportunity to share my passion with others.

Preferred Job Location:PretoriaDesired Salary
Preferred Contract TypePreferred Contract Period
Preferred Business / IndustryHighest Education Level
Total Working ExperienceAvailability to work after
Willing to RelocateSpoken LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Education Details

 Bachelor of Art in Environmental Management - University of South Africa
2013 to 2016 – Completed
Subjects Passed with distinction: Health & the Environment, Fundaments of Communication, Geographical Perspective, Business Management, Geography of Service Provision, Environmental Affairs, Public Management Skills, Development policies and strategies, Development of Urban Space, Assessing Environmental Impact. Other: Economics, Intro to Geography, Our Living Earth, Basic Stats, Projects and programmes as instruments of Development, Environmental economics, Environmental education, Geography of service provision, Interpretation of maps, Environmental politics, Legal aspects of Environmental Management, Research in social sciences, People and the Environment, Intro to GIS, Ecotourism, Environmental awareness, People and the natural environment, Theoretical and applied ethics, State of the Environment in SA, Spatial Economic Development, Info and Knowledge Management.

 Bachelor of Science Honours in Geography - University of South Africa
2017 to Current – In Progress
Subjects: Geography of Everyday living in human settlements, Geographic Perspective of Environmental Change, The geography of people-resource interactions in the Global South, Geographer as a Researcher.

 FGASA: Level II Certificate (2010) - Trails guide Theory

 Field Guide Training (2007)- Bushveld Training Adventures

 Fire arm proficiency certificate – SASSETA

 Senior Certificate (2005) – Die Hoërskool Menlopark
Subjects Passed with distinction: English, Travel and Tourism, Art.Other: Mathematics, Biology, Afrikaans.

Working Experience Details

 Plankton Cashless (Division of Hilltop Live) - May 2016- Present
Administrative assistant and vendor manager
• Assisting in all administrative duties
• Client and vendor liaison
• Vendor and event bank manager at events

 In On Africa - November 2015 to September 2016 (Freelance)
Human Resource Manager
• Recruitment
• Policies

 Horseworx - February 2015 to August 2015
Development Facilitator (children)
• Facilitating young, mentally and physically challenged children
• Equine Therapy - Conducting developmental lessons

 Hilltop Live Productions - September 2013 to February 2015
Project Manager & Assistant to Logistics Manager
• Project Management
• Personal Assistant
• Vendor Manager

 Hilltop Live Promotions - March 2013 – September 2013
Personal and Social Media Assistant
• Social media scheduling and posting
• Content creation
• Personal Assistant duties
• Event coordinator Assistant (Music event 18 000 pax)

 La li’s Photography - Nov 2011 to May 2012 & Sept 2012 to January 2013
Editor & Photographer
• Photo shoots & editing
• Admin

 Kapama Private Game Reserve - April 2010 to October 2011
Field Guide
• Conducting guided game drives
• Hosting of guests

 Tinga Private Game Lodge (KNP) - November 2009 to April 2010
Field Guide
• Conducting guided game drives
• Hosting of guests
• Bush Clearing (helping out with general maintenance)

 Simbambili Game Lodge (Sabi Sands) - February 2009 – August 2009
Assistant Lodge Manager / Front of House
• General running of the lodge in the manager’s absence
• Front of house duties- Hosting of guests, invoicing, and stock take

 Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve (Sabi Sands) - March 2008 to January 2009
Field Guide
• Conducting guided game drives
• Hosting of guests

Skills / Specialties

•Project Management. Initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and leading a team to achieve specific goals. (Music events across South Africa)

•Problem Solving. Working through details of a problem to reach a solution through systematic operations.

• Logistics Skills. Management of financial resources, venue booking, team transport and accommodation. Monitoring and reporting.

• Strong Communication, Negotiation, and Interpersonal Skills. Good listener, confident, empathetic, respectful, motivational and being able to appropriately give and receive feedback, good interpersonal skills.

• Self-motivation and initiative. Ability to do what needs to be done without being prompted by others and the willingness to take a fresh approach.

• Organisational Skills. Attention to detail, good planning and scheduling skills and the ability to coordinate resources.

• Excellent Teamwork Skills Worked in numerous teams of different sizes and backgrounds. Good conflict resolution skills, reliable and respectful towards others.

• Computer Skills. Competent in Microsoft office. Intermediate Photoshop and basic Visio skills. Social Media

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