My name is Nkululeko Zondi. I am a 23 year-old from Durban studying a BA degree. My majors are Psychology and Anthropology. I am very enthusiastic about discerning humankind and their behavior, which is why I took these two modules as my majors.
I grew up in Soweto during my formative years, up until I matriculated in 2008. I then enrolled at the University of Johannesburg. In 2011, I had to drop out due to unforeseen circumstances. Subsequently, I had to come to Durban
Being a bibliophile of some sorts, I am fond of reading about politics, history and literature (poetry in particular). Reading gives me peace of mind; it makes me flow and brings about my creative juices. It opens my mind. This about me says that I love education, I love my culture and I also love my body since I look after it by training. But most importantly is says I care too much about my future since I love education and it is evident since I am a student of UNISA. It says I have got a vision for my life.
Where I currently am with my life matters not as compared to where I see myself in the near future.
My home language is isiZulu but I can also speak, read and write in English. As I grew up in a diverse Soweto (Johannesburg), other languages I can speak are isiXhosa and southern Sotho though I cannot discern their writings. Excluding isiZulu, it is Tsotsitaal that I often hear around me in KwaMashu (township in Durban). It is rather safe to say that my township is monolingual. I would only speak English when I go to town as there are diverse people and culture from all over the globe.
Wherever I go, I want it to be known that I am umZulu. Not because I look down on other cultures but because I love what I am, it gives me identity and values. One is without direction when one is without identity, values and principles. With that said I am proud to say that I am tolerant of other cultures and engage with them. I love the idea of one day obtaining and possessing a university degree. Not that it demonstrates that one is intelligent but that it demonstrates that one is persistent and perseverant since a degree takes more than three years to complete which is no child’s play.