Zanele Shongwe

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

About Zanele


Though I think I am an artist at heart and re-inventing myself as I go along, as I'm always curious about life, love, religion, cultural dynamics, politics, academia, music, and the general state of the Universe and our contribution to it. I think I’m on a journey to self-discovery, although with each year passing I convince myself that I know my being better than the years past. My ultimate fear is ignorance and an idle mind! Hence I'm always studying, reading, writing, teaching, nurturing, loving, giving, and this leads to the discovery of all things grand, beautiful and pleasant. I'm free. I'm bold. I'm intelligent. I'm beautiful. I'm a woman of great strength. I’m the child of the soil. I owe my being to all those who came before me, suffered before me, died for and before me, so I could live. I owe my being to Mother Earth's grace, I am eternally grateful for my life and all my loved ones. I’ve experienced motherhood only once thus far and praying and hoping against hope that I shall be blessed with boys, because now I have all the time, comfort, and love in my world to share with them. My daughter is going to University next year, and its been such a great experience raising this little girl, she turned out to be one of the brilliant and the strongest woman I've come to know. She has been my life, and has shaped my very existence from the time I was 20 years old. I'm my own love and it feels great to be an earthling!

Areas of Expertise

Social and Behaviour Psychology

I'm passionate about

Africa and making a difference. I'm passionate about saving the children of the world from poverty, diseases, homelessness, illiteracy ,child soldering, human traffickers & slavery

Talk to me about

Saving children of the world from poverty, diseases, homelessness, illiteracy ,child soldering, human traffickers & slavery. Their punishment was to be born into families they never chose to be born i

People don't know I'm good at

Fashion trend-setting and writing. I'm busy writing a book and hopefully one day I'll go on some 6 month trip on my own to a place I've never been before, so I could have all the time to finish it.

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Comments & conversations

Zanele Shongwe
Posted about 3 years ago
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Dear Debra Thank you my dear. I have just graduated with an Honors Degree in Industrial Psychology and the next move is to do an internship for 6 months and then do the Board exams to be registered with the Health Profession Council. Then I can begin to be fully employed. Psychology is something rewarding for me to do and I am scared out of my wits. I have been studying part-time and now have to leave this comfort zone to embark on my adventure. Thanks for the complement.