Shakiel Haneef


About Me

I am a 20-year-old Business Science student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and I plan to major in Economics and Finance. I am a very solution-oriented person that has a passion for problem solving. Some would class me as a delusional optimist but I believe this to be the perfect mindset of someone trying to tackle the world of finance. I enjoy working in teams but am also suited to working independently and without supervision. Criticism is taken in my stride as the ability to critically think and evaluate one’s own actions are key to habitual success.


  • Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSci)


  • Matriculated with Academic Full Colors, 7 distinctions including Life Orientation
  • Certificate of Merit from International Toastmaster’s Course
  • Shortlisted for Allan Gray Fellowship in 2018
  • Served on school’s Learners Representative Council (LRC) for 2 years
  • KZN Colors recipient in Karate and ranked 3rd nationally
  • Captain of the school Volleyball team at the American
  • International School of Johannesburg and placed 2nd overall
  • Dean’s Commendation recipient for 3 concurrent semesters
  • Award in Integrated Business Studies most participation by a student judged by Business Partners