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Christiaan Boonzaier

Christiaan Nicolaas

Nickname: 'Rooibaard'

Journalist and Reality-TV Winner from Cape Town


Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born 18-03-1986 in Cape Town South Africa

Journalist / Reality-TV Winner / Proofreader / Copywriter / Media Junkie / Sushi Addict

Contact details

boonzaier.christiaan@gmail.com


Web presence

Business Address

Darters Rd, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Journalist | Huisgenoot | Media24 Family Magazines
Cape Town, South Africa | January 2013 - present

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Journalist at South Africa's biggest and oldest family and general interest magazine. The magazine has the highest circulation of any magazine in the country.


Previous Position(s)

Saktyd | Kyknet
Cape Town, South Africa | July 2012 - October 2012

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Saktyd was a South African reality television show that aired on kykNET (channel 144) on DStv between 17 July 2012 and 9 October 2012. The show followed 13 newbie journalists (out of 1000 applications received) on their quest to win a coveted position as a journalist at South Africa's biggest magazine, Huisgenoot.

On 9 October 2012, Christiaan was declared the winner.

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saktyd


Proofreader / Copywriter | Creative | Thirtyfour Degrees South Marketing Limited
Cape Town, South Africa | March 2011 - December 2012

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Proofreader and Copywriter at South Africa's leading below-the-line advertising agency, Thirtyfour Degrees South Marketing Limited. In 2012, the agency was named Specialist Agency of the Year by AdFocus.

Portfolio on request.

Educational history

Secondary

DF Malan High School, Bellville, South Africa (2004)
De Tyger Primary School, Parow, South Africa (1999)
Zwaanswyk Primary School, Retreat, South Africa (1997)

Tertiary

Cape Town TEFL/TESOL Training Institute

Claremont, Australia | 2011 - 2011

TBE - Teaching Business English

Cape Town TEFL/TESOL Training Institute

Claremont, Australia | 2010 - 2011

TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2008 - 2009

BPhil - Journalism

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2005 - 2007

BMus (cum laude) - Music

Achievements

media exposure

Eikestad Nuus | 2012

Van den Berg, S. 2012. SU alumnus wins Saktyd [Online].

Bizcommunity | 2012

Bizcommunity. 2012. Saktyd se wenner bekend! [Online].

TygerBurger Table View | 2012

Steyl, L. 'Saktyd'-wenner het amper nie ingeskryf. Tygerburger Table View, 17 Oktober: 8

TygerBurger | 2012

Steyl, L. 2012. Wenslag het 'ingesink'. Tygerburger, 17 Oktober: 7.

Philip se Spoeg Blog: Eerste Met Alles | 2012

Van Staden, P. 2012. Saktyd se wenner bekend [Online].

Media24 | 2012

Media24. 2012. Saktyd winner announced [Online].

Media24 | 2012

Media24. 2012. Huisgenoot's Saktyd finalists to battle it out at Skouspel [Online].

Channel24 | 2012

Engelbrecht, D. 2012 Winner of Huisgenoot's Saktyd revealed [Online].

Stellenbosch University | 2012

Stellenbosch University. 2012. SU alumnus grateful after winning job in reality series [Online].

Universiteit Stellenbosch | 2012

Universiteit Stellenbosch. 2012. US alumnus dankbaar ná hy werk losslaan in werklikheidsreeks [Aanlyn].

Huisgenoot | 2012

Muller, H. 2012. 'n Man met ink in sy are. Huisgenoot, 18 Oktober: 24.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Viljoen, J. 2012. Redakteursbrief. Huisgenoot, 18 Oktober: 6

Die Burger | 2012

Die Burger. 2012. VIDEO: Wenner van Saktyd gesels [Online].

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Saktyd se Christiaan glo aanhouer wen [Online].

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Saktyd se finale 3 gesels [Online].

Beeld | 2012

Keogh, J. 2012. Saktyd-wenner bly om uit die kollig te wees [Online].

Die Burger (Oos-Kaap) | 2012

Nel, C-A. 2012. Christiaan is toe wenner van 'Saktyd'. Die Burger (Oos-Kaap), 11 Oktober: unknown.

Volksblad | 2012

Keogh, J. 2012. Saktyd-wenner oorstelp. Volksblad, 11 Oktober: 6.

Die Burger | 2012

Nel, C-A. Saktyd se wenner 'ly aan skok'. Die Burger, 10 Oktober: 3.

Die Burger | 2012

Nel, C-A. 2012. Saktyd se finaliste sak en pak na Skouspel vir eindronde. Die Burger, 3 Oktober: 3.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Die laaste drie. 4 Oktober, 131.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Pienaar, L. 2012. Werklikheidswenners binnekort bekend. Huisgenoot, 4 Oktober: 55.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Sak, Sarels. 27 September, 178.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Niehaus, C. 2012. Onthou-kos op Saktyd. Huisgenoot, 18 September: unknown.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Bakbeen-anties is bak! 13 September, 123.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Aitsa! op Saktyd. 23 Augustus, 36-37.

TygerBurger | 2012

Bekker, J. 2012. B'ville-2 op kassie. 15 Augustus, 9.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Muller, H. 2012. Vasbyt, dis my naam. Huisgenoot. 9 August, 24.

Beeld | 2012

Beeld. 2012. Dis uit-Saktyd vir finaliste. [Online].

YOU | 2012

YOU. 2012. Hier’s hulle - ons 13 deelnemers aan Saktyd! [Online].

Wikipedia (English) | 2012

Wikipedia (English). 2012. Saktyd. [Online].

Wikipedia (Afrikaans) | 2012

Wikipedia (Afrikaans). 2012. Saktyd. [Online].

Phillip Se Spoeg Blog: Eerste Met Alles | 2012

Van Staden, P. 2012. Huisgenoot Saktyd op Kyknet! [sic] [Online].

Maroela Media | 2012

Van Heerden, S. 2012. Saktyd: Wie gaan dit maak? Maroela Media. [Online].

Huisgenoot | 2012

Muller, H. 2012. Wie’s die één? Huisgenoot. 19 Julie, 112-113.

kykNET | 2012

kykNET. 2012. Saktyd. [Online].

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Saktyd - Die Afrikaanse werklikheidsreeks wat jy móét kyk. Huisgenoot. 12 Julie, 23.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Saktyd - Die Afrikaanse werklikheidsreeks wat jy móét kyk. Huisgenoot. 5 Julie, 25.

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Hier’s hulle - ons 13 deelnemers aan Saktyd! [Online].

Huisgenoot | 2012

Huisgenoot. 2012. Die gelukkige 13. Huisgenoot. 31 Mei, 130.

George Herald | 2012

George Herald. 2012. Twee van George in TV-werklikheidsreeks. George Herald. [Online].

Die Burger | 2012

Breytenbach, J. 2012. Sak, Sarel, dis tyd vir Saktyd... Die Burger, 16 Mei, 12.

Volksblad | 2012

Barnard, M. 2012. Sien agter die skerms by Huisgenoot. Volksblad, 16 Julie, unknown.

Die Burger | 2012

Barnard, M. 2012. Dertien ding mee om tydskrifpos. Die Burger. 16 Julie, 10.

Academic Achievements

BPhil | 2009

- Awarded the Rowland Hill award for the best BPhil in-depth project (honours thesis)
- Awarded the ORMS Photography Prize for the best BPhil photo portfolio

BMus | 2007

- 23 distinctions out of 33 subjects
- Awarded the degree cum laude

Senior Certificate | 2004

- Six distinctions
- Third-best Music Performance SG mark in the Western Cape

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Golden Key

Member, 2006 - 2008

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