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Taskeen Khan

Nickname: 'Tazz'

Digital Content & Social Media Manager

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Durban South Africa

Adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining composure and a sense of humor.

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Troye Street, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Current Position(s)

Digital Content & Social Media Manager | Digital Channels | Barclays Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | November 2014 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Previous Position(s)

Senior Comms/Social Media Specialist | Social Media | Cell C
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - October 2014

ICT and Telecommunications

My current role implements the Company’s Social Media Strategy, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic and encouraging product adoption. This role coordinates with the internal Marketing and PR teams to support their respective missions, ensuring consistency in voice and cultivating a social media referral network.

-Managing social media properties (Facebook, Twitter, Google + etc.), including daily monitoring, posting, and content development.
-Coordinating and implementing social media marketing communication projects with responsibilities that include social media advertising and creating brand awareness online.
- Moderating forums and chats.
- Initiating conversation through forums, Facebook and postings.
-Preparing status reports on social media efforts and success rates. Monitoring effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyse, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results
-Regularly feedback insights gained from social media monitoring into the Marketing and Editorial teams, to help them evolve their strategies in a timely fashion
-Monitoring trends in social media tools, trends and applications

Blitz Reporter and Online Management | Media Channels | SuperSport International Holdings Ltd
Randburg, South Africa | May 2010 - April 2011

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Customer Services Team Leader | British Airways
2009 - 2009

Transportation and Logistics

This was a unique opportunity in leadership to manage individual and team performance, as well as motivate and inspire my teams to deliver an outstanding customer experience every time they flew.

Role modelling the best of British Airways, I was the management representative responsible for the on board customer experience.

Leading a team of cabin crew, i motivated and inspired them to create the most welcoming environment and deliver the outstanding level of customer service, with style,customers expect from the British Airways brand.

I was empowered as part of a dynamic Management team to make key decisions to get the best out of my cabin crew.

I was involved in all aspects of people management, from recruitment and training, to reward and recognition, and had full accountability for my team.

I brought my ideas and enthusiasm and proactively looked for opportunities for continuous improvement to deliver even greater results to our British Airways customers.

Educational history


Isipingo Secondary School, Durban, South Africa (2002)


University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

Pretoria, South Africa | 2015 - present

Master of Business Leadership degree - Business Leadership

University of Cape Town

2012 - 2013

Certificate - Social Media / Internet Marketing

Academy of York

2009 - 2010

Diploma - Human Resource & Labour Relations Management

University of KwaZulu-Natal

2005 - 2008

Bachelor of Social Science - Media & Communications

Isipingo Secondary School

1998 - 2002

Matric Exemption - Matric (Grade 12)



Certificate of Merit | 2005

University of KZN

A + grades

media exposure

SuperSport | 2010

Supersport Blitz presenter / voice over and content specialist .

Competitive Accomplishments

Natal Colors | Swimming | 1999

Represented the province in swimming events . Breast stroke , free-style & relay .

Natal Colors | Table-Tennis | 2000

Inter - province Table tennis representative @ provincial level .

Academic Achievements

Certificate of Merit | 2005

Certificate of Merit for Upper A grades .


Bonginkosi Brian Khumalo - Masters Student and Specialist Lecturer at University of KwaZulu-Natal

"I studied Media and Communication with Taskeen and had the pleasure of being in the same Media tutorial with her during our studies. During our studies, I admired her drive and her willingness to always engage with media related issues and she showed immense dedication with her studies and always challenged herself in to learning new aspects of Media Studies.

She also assisted me with during our studies and improving my knowledge of Media Studies. Apart from her academic life, Taskeen also always sought to establish herself in the Media industry - from juggling her academic life with gaining the necessary skills and tools to learn more about the industry that she has chosen to work for.

A very dedicated, fun, loving individual with a big heart and appreciation for everyone. I would recommend her to be part of any team.

I thank you.

- Bonginkosi Brian studied with Taskeen at University of KwaZulu-Natal
" - 2013

Docky Dockrat - Head of Programming: SuperSport

"Taskeen was a delight to work with at SuperSport as she has a deep love for sport. This was very evident in her writing and in her demeanour. She is focused and pleasant to work with with no task too big or too small. Taskeen also constantly met her deadlines which in a highly pressurized industry like ours is imperative." - 2011

Nazreen Ebrahim - Digital/Social Media. Written Content. PR. Media Liaison


Taskeen Khan was already a seasoned newsreader and active member of the Al-Ansaar Media and Communications team when we first met. Her additional work, at Supersport, which speaks for itself, lent authority and confidence to her work at Al-Ansaar.

She smoothly encompassed all activities into her schedule that went into managing the news desk for the afternoon weekday and weekend shows. Her personable character, eloquent articulation of her work and management of activities, inspired the rest of the team to work that much more efficiently.

I have not doubt that she will bring the same expertise and knowledge in her role at Cell C.

Nazareen worked directly with Taskeen
" - 2012

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