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Logie Naidoo                                       Dr Ahmed Shaikh, managing director of  REGENT Business School   Thato Moeng

                                                                                  Devin Heffer                          Avishkar Harriparsad, Partner, PKF Durban

      The Hirsch family with Grant Adlam                                          L-R: Emily Driesen-Garland,  Lara Driesen-Garland, and Louisa Garland with Don Gray of KZN Top Business

                                                       EMBRACING CHANGE

                                                              he winners in each   However, through         Zulu launched his latest   was made much more
                                                              category received   applying his personal    book titled ‘I AM ART:   enjoyable, and quite
                                                        Ta unique artwork         philosophy of embracing   The 40th Anniversary    informative, by the grand
                                                        that was created by Musa   change, Zulu not only   Essay’ in KwaZulu- Natal   magnitude of the people
                                                        E Zulu, creative director of   found a way to cope   on 20 April 2021. This   and institutions I was
                                                        his company, Valhalla Arts.  with his new life, but to   book celebrates the four   tasked to reflect upon.
                                                                                  inspire others as well.    decades (1979 - 2019)
                                                        After achieving an                                                          These 15 original Valhalla
                                                        Honours degree in         He is now a published    in which he has lived as   Arts Red Label pieces are
                                                        Sociology at the University   author, an award-    an artist, together with   my personal reflections
                                                        of Natal (1993), Zulu     winning entrepreneur,    reflecting on the 25 years   on the milestones that
                                                        lectured in the Faculty of   international artist,   (1995 - 2020) that he has   each of these dynamic
                                                        Humanities before moving   celebrated motivational   spent in his wheelchair.  winners has reached in
                                                        to the corporate world as   speaker and prominent   In commenting on his    their efforts that have
                                                        human resources manager.   disability activist in   involvement in the      undoubtedly shaped
                                                        Zulu was fast climbing    South Africa.            Standard Bank KwaZulu-   our changing times
                                                        the career ladder when    Zulu is the author of four   Natal Top Business   and spaces in so many
                                                        his life took unexpected   books: ‘The Language of   Awards 2021,  Zulu said:  impactful ways. Winners
                                                        turn. In 1995, when he    Me’ (UKZN Press; 2004),                           inspire all of us to lift our
                                                        was 23 years old, following   ‘Wheels on the Soul    “I would like to       standards even higher
                                                        injuries resulting from a   of my Shoes’ (Nutrend   congratulate and thank   with each new day that
                                                        car accident, Zulu became   Publishers; 2008),     all the finalists for    comes to pass. This is
                                                        paralysed and wheelchair   ‘Tributes: The Story’   allowing me the pleasure   my tribute to your noted
                                                        bound.  Consequently,     (Valhalla Arts; 2012)    to interpret their life and   excellence.” 
                                                        he found himself faced    and ‘Mastering the art of   work achievements in the
                                                        with one of the hardest   selfmotivation: Tapping   best way I ever could –   For more information contact:
                                                        challenges that life can   the Inner You!’ (Valhalla   in my art. This precious   Cell: 083 3488 729
      Musa E Zulu                                       bring – disability.       Arts; 2017).             artistic endeavour       Website:

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