About Us

Limelite Consulting, is a young, dynamic, 100% BEE business owned by Desireé McKie.

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Cartoon courtesy of Stacey Stent

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Desireé has been designing websites since 2000, after gaining her web design certification, and has a long list of valuable clients. She currently works with a team of professionals including a graphic designer, web developer, as well as a dynamic hosting company, offering great web design and development solutions for her clients.

In 2007, after completing an event management course, she started exploring her passion ie. organising events and workshops part-time – view past events here. At the end of 2013, she resigned from the University of Cape Town, having worked there for almost 20 years in various administrative, support and IT positions.

Desireé currently holds a full-time position as Comedy Club Manager at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront – Cape Town’s only dedicated stand-up comedy club!

Her business, Limelite Consulting however continues to flourish – thanks to her supportive team!

HER QUALIFICATIONS:

2013 – Project Administration – GetSmarter, University of Cape Town
2012 – Train The Trainer – 1st Solutions, Cape Town
2008 – Joomla! Open Source Web Design – FlossNet, UWC
2006 – Conference, Exhibition & Event Management – Damelin, Mowbray
2004 – Desktop Publishing (DTP) – City Varsity, Cape Town
2002 – Flash 5 – brainStorm! Design & Promotions, Westlake
2001 – Building Websites to enter e-economy – CEE Programme, UCT
2000 – Certified Novell Administrator: Netware 5 (CNA) – IT-IQ, Sea Point
2000 – Active Server Pages Course (ASP) – Cyber-School.Net, Tokai
1999 – Professional Web Design (HTML) – CEE Programme, UCT
1998 – Certified Novell Administrator: Netware 4.11 (CNA) – IT-IQ, Sea Point
1993 – Executive Secretarial Diploma – Montrose Secretarial College, Claremont
1992 – Senior Certificate – Immaculata Senior Secondary School, Wittebome

HER WORK EXPERIENCE

Comedy Club Manager – June 2010 to date
Jou Ma Se Comedy Club
The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Coordinator (part-time) – April 2009 to September 2013
Centre for Educational Technology
Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town

Freelance Consultant – October 2007 to April 2009
Centre for Educational Technology
Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town

Information Technology (IT) Officer – January 2004 to May 2007
Centre for Educational Technology
Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town

Information Technology (IT) & Communications Officer – January 2000 – January 2004
Office of the Dean of Higher Education
Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town

Computer Laboratory Officer – October 1998 to January 2000
Lower Campus Student Learning Centre
Student Development & Services, University of Cape Town

Personal Assistant (PA) to Director & Head of Department – January 1998 to October 1998
Department of Adult Education & Extra-Mural Studies
Faculty of Education, University of Cape Town

Personal Assistant (PA) to Director – July 1996 to December 1997
Department of Adult Education & Extra-Mural Studies
Faculty of Education, University of Cape Town

Junior Secretary – February 1994 to June 1996
Department of Adult Education & Extra-Mural Studies
Faculty of Education, University of Cape Town