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My name is Bryan Stone, aka Zamani (meaning “the tryer” in isiZulu).


I was given this name  at varsity; I would try out my broken isiZulu with one of the security guards and after a while he called me Zamani. 


My journey with learning isiZulu has been wonderfully rewarding, and has made me feel deeply South African since I have been able to connect more deeply with the people of my country.


I completed my Bachelor (majoring in isiZulu) in 2010 and have been teaching ever since. 

Using storytelling and the comprehensible input teaching method, I have come to much greater fluency in isiZulu, as well as teaching myself Spanish, French, Thai and Vietnamese. 

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