Professor Mazisi Kunene was a great freedom fighter, literary icon and poet. A talented writer whose inspiration was the history of Zulu people, the liberation of Africans everywhere and the oral traditions of African literature.
Kunene’s works were originally written in Zulu before they were translated into other languages, because he championed the inherent value of African literature written in African languages. Emperor Shaka the Great & Anthem of the Decades are two of his best known works.
Three months before Mazisi Raymond Fakazi Mngoni Kunene ascended to join the ancestors, the Mazisi Kunene Foundation Trust was launched at the International Convention Centre in Durban on June 3, 2006.
Among those present were His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithi, the First Lady Mrs. Zanele Mbeki, Minister of Arts and Culture Z. Pallo Jordan, the Premier of KwaZulu/Natal Sibusiso Ndebele and Mrs. Mathabo Kunene.
KwaHluzingqondo High is located in Professor Kunene's hometown of Amahlongwa, South Africa.
From its inception, the Kunene Foundation has been a labour of love. We owe our measurable progress to personal & corporate partnerships that have nurtured our growth. Listed below are some members of our current team.
In addition to managing crucial corporate partnerships, Zosukuma has successfully secured funding & in-kind donations for both small & large-scale projects. Boundless enthusiasm powers everything he does.
Ra develops special initiatives designed to support positive outcomes for students as they transition through Foundation programs. A seasoned entrepreneur, Ra inspires others to dream big.
Brimming with creativity, Lamakhosi builds brand awareness through captivating content & social media. An artist at heart, she blends unconventional thinking & traditional methods, to increase digital reach.
Rre is passionate about the acquisition, preservation and promotion of important art, with an emphasis on African work.
Ms.Khoapa provides business development, strategic & operational planning services for the Mazisi Kunene Foundation.
Dedicated to the completion of daily operations & the achievement of longterm goals, Ntsika is an exceptional office manager.
Dependable, diligent & focused, Ms.Murray is the Kunene Foundation's Lead Bookkeeper & Accounts Manager.