Brief Profile of Zulumathabo Zulu
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa but have lived in eight countries and three continents for the most part of my life; almost half of the continents of the world! I speak more than eight languages. My parents met as a result of the apartheid system of migrant labour. My grandmother Josephine Zulu left KwaZulu-Natal as a young woman in search of economic opportunities in the city of gold and my grandfather Hlathi ka Mfene also left Eastern Cape as a young man in search of economic opportunities. They met each other in Johannesburg. My Mosotho mother who had also come to Johannesburg as a young woman from the Free State province met my father here in Johannesburg where I was born by an ethnically mixed family.
This is me (behind white guy in the middle) with the great Canadians in the Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba thanks to the venerable El Salvador. Infinitas gracias mi amiga! Tu eres muy amable! La lucha continua en la jungla! No rendirse! Nunca jamas! The languages spoken here include Zulu, Sesotho, English, Spanish and French. The guy in blue (left) is my native Spanish drill instructor. The Black guy on the front right is a celebrated Cuban soldier who fought during the Angola-South Africa War between 1987 and 1988 under the direction of General Fidel Castro. The apartheid forces were defeated in that war at Cuito Cuanavale in Angola which led to the independence of Namibia and then later South Africa.
I graduated as a Journalist and Professional Writer in 1984 from England and then in 1985 worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation as a Television Journalist. I worked for a feminist organization Black Sash under its leader Sheena Duncan as a field worker in a small town of Botshabelo. After delivering a fiery and revolutionary poetry at the Women’s Liberation Conference at the University of Witwatersrand in August 1987, I became exiled into Botswana. I immigrated to Canada in 1989 where I pursued university studies in Computing Science and Mathematics. I also graduated from a certified publishing program where I studied graphic arts, printing, typography, darkroom techniques, desktop publishing and more. I worked as a software engineer for more than 20 years before returning to South Africa in 2010. Some of the companies I worked for include Bell Northern Research, Nortel Networks, Google Inc., Xwave Solutions, Gameworkz, Health Canada, Montage IT Services, among others. I hold intellectual property certificates issued to me by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office as a result of my technological innovations in the knowledge domains of Thekwini Visual Canvas (therapeutics), cryptography, digital forensics, color change persistence, Emofeel (diagnostics), among others.
They say when I was a baby, I was born with a pen in my hand. Writing has truly turned out to be my sacred mission on this terrestrial globe. I have thus far published more than eight books, written more than 12 books and produced hundreds of unpublished manuscripts. Some of the books and articles (including unpublished) comprise Sesotho Dictionary of Mathematics, African Origin of Mathematics, The Sacred Knowledge of the Desert, The Philosophy of the Triangle, A Woman in the Bush, Ontological States of the Object, African Telegraphy and Indigenous Innovation, The Basotho Origin of Mathematics, The Numerical Logic of the Basotho, African Philosophy of Coexistentialism and a whole lot more!
My Mission in Life
To make the world a better place. My methods include technological innovation; producing new knowledge; researching, writing and publishing; being a master of my own destiny; sharing African philosophy of science and cosmic knowledge with the people of the world. Through this knowledge sharing, I hope to make the world a better place than I found it to be when I landed here as a fragile existence. I am a great believer in the ethical sense of higher purpose. To make the world a better place, we need to be pure in thoughts, motivations, heart and physique. This also means abstaining from certain consumption patterns that undermine the purity of the spirit. The reason for the prerequisite purity is that this is the work of the African ancestors and they only connect and communicate with us on the basis of sanctity of mission and cosmic resonance. The higher the ethical standard of personal sanctity, the greater is our connectedness with the erudite ancestors and the great creator.
The Mission of this Blog
The mission of Zulumathabo on the Internet 2.0 is to provide a publishing platform whereby the people of the world can learn more accurately about what the beautiful African continent has to offer in terms of originality and authenticity of knowledge to the planet earth. I work on the ground with the elders, medicine women, medicine men and other domain knowledge experts to ensure that the knowledge produced on these pages are accurate, authentic and original and represent the best that Africa has to offer to the world. We also want the new generation to be inspired and energized by this knowledge.