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Conrad Travis David

Founder of Hashtag South Africa (#SouthAfrica)

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Durban South Africa

Conrad is the founder and CEO of Hashtag South Africa, a Social Media Technology Company focusing its growth objectives in line with the vision : 2030 of South Africa.
Conrad has gained recognition as 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in the Category of Science and Technology for 2016

After matriculating in 2003, Conrad enrolled at Cape Peninsula University of Technology where he pursued his passion in Marketing and Advertising.

In 2008 Conrad ventured to London to pursue a career in Advertising,failing application Shortly after he acquired a position at a Skills development college while witnessing the collapse of Financial Institutions and the start of the Global Recession, where he educated foreign students on using computers. It was here that he grasped the concept of world communication and connection and how similar we as mankind are once we relate to a focused idea.

Hashtag South Africa he has identified the problems in 12 spheres of world societies and created actionable solutions for the next decade. Social Media together with the INTERNET are powerful tools to unite, share and pioneer projects to everyday working activities. Hashtag South Africa helps business and government to achieve this.

Conrad has published several articles to National and Regional newspapers on the Power and utility of Social Media, he often has takes calls on radio advising South African’s on Social Media ethics and Principles.
Focused Services in : Social Media Strategy / Consultation and Training / Digital Ad Strategies
Additional Services : App Dev / Web / hardware & Fibre solutions

Hashtag South Africa has gained great Recognition to Business South Africa
2012 Technology Newcomer of the Year Recognition in KZN
2013 Listed Online as Top 10 Most Innovative Start-up’s in SA
2014 SA Technology Top 100 Emerging Qualifier (TT100)
2016 Recognised as 100 Most Influential Young South Africans, Science and Technology Celebrating 6 Years in Business

Contact details

O: +27100352737

M: +27845807363

Web presence

Business Address

195 Jan Smuts Ave, Randburg, South Africa, 2193

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Current Position(s)

Founder | HashTag South Africa
Durban, South Africa | 2012 - present

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Hashtag South Africa was created inline with the South African National Development Plan 2030 Draft to further skills development and implementation in the following sector :

Public Speaking and Development Seminars on :
Social Media Management ,Cloud Computing, Algorithms,Marketing with the understanding of the Current International Social Media and Cloud Computing Revolution.

Social Media Management and Strategy session, I plug in to your operations and growth plans of your business, understanding its root purpose - then translate that information on various communication platforms - boosting the awareness of your business and extended its reach to a global platform.

Social media consultations are done to understand what your needs are and how you can achieve your marketing and communication goals by interacting with your customers. Facebook and LinkedIn are not just the only social platforms we use in communicating with your customers. Contact us Today for a detailing consultation.

Social media management plans are explained and executed in a step by step progress. We show you how we will roll out across the web and offline to engage with your customers . Laying you with the foundations you need for the future growth in social media.

Social media training session are available to teach your key staff on the optimization and daily management of social networks, the importance of content calendars and the effective result of dealing with complaints and recommendations daily.

Previous Position(s)

Business Development Executive | CareersIT
2012 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

The execution of Skills Development within the Corporate and Government Sector, proposing agendas that would benefit individuals to improving their skill sets to further help with growing within their current job positions and to create a platform for the Nations drive on Skills Development.

Entrepreneur | Mzansi Cleaning Chemical Services
2010 - 2012

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Mzansi Chemicals was formed for the fulfilment of the created opportunity of being one of key players in the sale, marketing and distribution of Cleaning Chemicals in the South Africa with Export services rendered to Africa clientèle.
-Sales, Distribution and Marketing of Cleaning Chemical Services in the household, industrial and Petroleum sector.
-Account management and acquisition of new business, dealing with corporate, retail and consumer environments with a diplomatic approach.
-Staging, Securing and managing promotions at strip malls, shopping centres and monthly public events.
-Manufacturing household chemicals with mentorship from Industry heads and tailoring cleaning packages for clientele.(test project for 3 months to further understand the industry)
-Assembling sales teams and start up packages for young businessmen. Creating entrepreneur opportunities.
-Dispatch, Logistics, Operation management.
-Creation of streamline processes and operations from order to delivery.

Operations Manager | Avantel Pty Ltd
2009 - 2010

ICT and Telecommunications

Report to Managing Director

-To identify, assess and implement new business opportunities to sustain and enhance Neotel through mergers, acquisitions, joint-ventures and divestments.
-CRM Management (Sugar CRM & In-house System).
-Co-ordinate, manage policies and procedures as a Neotel Channel Partner.
-Implementation and Management: Sales, Dispatch, Marketing and Human Resource Report Systems.
-Portfolio Strategy Management
-Building business relations with industry related heads while developing plans on synergistic growth with Neotel the key focus of trade.
-Compiling Marketing Plans, strategically and implementing tactics in line with the infrastructure growth of South Africa’s New Converged Communication Network.
-Full ownership of maximizing sales and product mix.
-Insuring Policy and Procedures are maintained in all departments, creating
stream line reporting to ensure service delivery is delivered to/beyond expectations.
-Managing relationship with Key Personnel at Neotel, to assist with Channel Partner needs and Gathering information.
-Creating a Customer Service platform to cater the overflow of queries and complaints from the Consumer Business unit.
-Training and Induction Management for new and existing staff on Neotel’s new product and service offerings
-Create and Manage Commission reports, Manage Operation expenses and Petty Cash.
-Marketing and Event Co-ordination : Strip Malls to Out Door Promotions

Tutor Manager and Administrator | Exchange Group
2008 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training

Report to Centre Manager

-Teaching Maths, English and Computer skills (Level 1-3) to all age groups Online Support and One- 2- One assistance.
-Project management skills
-People management skills
-Marking of Assessments and personal teaching to individuals
-Managing Regional Centre's Data by CRM Administration

Sales & Marketing Representative Lubricants and Special Products | Engen Pty Ltd
2007 - 2008

Report to Coastal Sales Manager, Lubes

-Face-to-Face Correspondence with clients from Retail,
-Re seller, Franchise Divisions
-Profitability & Volume Management
-Business Development & Sustainability Projects
-Advertising & Marketing of Petroleum Lubricant products to industry related clients

Assistant Site Manager | Engen Petroleum Limited
2005 - 2006

Report to Site Owner

-Administration and Payroll.
-Staff Training and Induction Procedures.
-Overall Management of Forecourt and Convenience Store.
-Public Relations & Advertising of Site in various sectors.

Part Time Positions | Various Short Term Contracts
2001 - 2004

Academia, Education and Training

- Film Production work for Colt Talent (a.k.a 20/20)
- Charity Golf Days, Assistance with Marketing and Promotions of Brands to Corporate clients
- Marketing and Promotions for BAT/ SAB / JTI, field marketing
- Salesmen in Menswear Department at Edgars Bayside Shopping Mall, Table View Cape Town
-Waiter at Panarottis, Bayside Shopping Mall , Table View Cape Town

Educational history


Table View High School, Cape Town, South Africa (2003)


Hootsuite University

2012 - present

Certified Hootsuit Professional

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2004 - 2007

National Diploma - ND Marketing

Table View High School

2001 - 2003

Matric - High School/Secondary Diplomas and Certificates

St Henry's Marist Brothers

1999 - 2000

High School - High School/Secondary Diplomas and Certificates



Hootsuite University | 2013

Certified Hootsuite Professional

Shortlist and nomination

Being an EPIC Legend | 1986

media exposure

Social Experience - Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry | 2013

Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry goes Social - a Go Pro experience of the Annual Dinner with Live Tweets and social activity during the Dinner

Competitive Accomplishments

Silver Medal | Counter Strike LAN - Thailand Bankgkok | 2009

A challenge against the Countries best in Counter Strike, 1st person LAN based Action Game where you search and destroy your opponents

Academic Achievements

Top Sales - Personal Selling 2nd Year Marketing Diploma CPUT | 2005

Each student was given a range of products to sell into the market place, I focused on 1 product and showcased it to a range of corporate's - and sealed the highest Personal Selling score for the Top Log at Cape Peninsula University of Technology



Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry

SMME Committee Member, 2012 - present

Durban Silver Lining

Social Media Strategist , March 2012 - present


Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAMSA)

Video Production, 2013 - present

Over a Period of 3 months I have produced, recorded, edited and uploaded several videos for JAMSA to further assist the marketing and promotion of the great work that they execute across the continent of Africa.

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