The Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) welcomes Mathilde Myburgh, who is joining the organisation as a communications coordinator as of January 2020.
Mathilde has a background in print, digital and social media. Her career started in Johannesburg in 2013, after she obtained a Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSci) degree with a specialisation in Management, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. She worked in print media for the next three years, producing work in the areas of municipal issues, court reporting, community coordination and human interest for national and community newspapers.
Mathilde spent time getting to know the tourism industry in 2016 and 2017, working in domestic and international travel as a Travel Consultant.
In 2017, her own passion for discovery and need to explore brought her and her partner to Cape Town, where they’ve settled in Sea Point. Here, she joined a business consultancy that advises on innovation opportunities as a Content Lead, curating and editing all reports, presentations, workshop materials and insight capturing.
Outside of the office, Mathilde’s interest in human rights, dignity and compassion frequently draws her to projects in advocacy, group facilitation and education, where she regularly engages with members of the community, organisational groups and parties interested in uplifting minority groups, particularly on the subjects of diversity, sensitisation, compassion and communication. She is excited to enter her position with the Cape SAJBD, as it “offers me a world of insight in-to the Jewish community, which I feel very welcomed into, and gives me the opportunity to do my part in ensuring the communities’ rights, interests, values and activism are voiced and celebrated in Cape Town”.
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