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DUT ALUMNUS TACKLES LAND REFORM IN HIS NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK

DUT ALUMNUS TACKLES LAND REFORM IN HIS NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOK

Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Financial Information Systems Alumnus, Thulasizwe Masango recently published his first book titled: Africanisation and Globalisation.

Masango (32) from Chesterville in Durban, said it took him six months to write this book. He said his passion for writing, especially academic writing began when he was still a student at DUT in 2012, where he was studying towards his National Diploma in Financial Information Systems.

“I was faced with numerous challenges during my academic days. This persuaded me to become a writer and become independent. I am now a researcher and self-publisher,” said Masango.

He said through writing he wants to become an inspiration to others especially students and motivate them to never give up on their dreams. Further, he feels everyone deserves a helping hand, expressing that he dislikes people who are negative towards those who are struggling to succeed in life. Growing up, he said he had a passion for reading and writing.

Speaking about his book, Masango said the aim of his book is to investigate and document land reform, redistribution and restitution in South Africa after 1994, for the purpose of developing a publicity campaign to inform the general public about the need to create community programs in teaching people how to farm.

“The idea behind it, is a profound issue of land reform issues. It is 190 pages. I am the publisher of this book, I used the Amazon.com website to self-publish this book. My book is available at Adams & Griggs. You can buy it from me directly, outside Glenwood Superspar. I have a stand outside Glenwood Spar near Pep store where I market and sell my book,” said Masango.

One of the challenges he came across while writing this book, he said was investigating this topic as he had to face the leaders and owners of land reform in South Africa. He said the land reform agenda is very important towards the economic transformation of this country.

He has expressed his gratitude to his favourite author, Mfuniselwa Bhengu and DUT’s Professor Geoff Harris for their support and guidance throughout his journey of being a writer. He plans to publish more books in the future, with the hope to change the lives of the disadvantaged people.

Pictured: Thulasizwe Masango’s book that he recently published.

Simangele Zuma

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