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Muzi Kuzwayo: Peter Vundla’s Doing Time Shows How Success Takes Time

Doing TimeBlack Man\'s MedicineMuzi Kuzwayo says Peter Vundla’s new book, Doing Time, contains valuable lessons for the aspiring young black elite in South Africa.

Vundla was one of the founders of HerdBuoys, South Africa’s first black advertising agency, in 1991. His memoir is a story of dedication, focus and commitment, which Kuzwayo says he has been “pleading” for him to write for years.

Kuzwayo, advertising big-wig, visiting professor and author of Black Man’s Medicine and There’s a Tsotsi in the Boardroom, says despite his success Vundla never lost the common touch.

In his brand new book, Peter Vundla says I have an exaggerated opinion of him.

Well, he is probably right, I have an exaggerated opinion of black achievers – such as Garrett Morgan, who invented the traffic signal and later the gas mask. I hassled Bra Peter for years, pleading with him to write his story.

It took a few lunches and some time. I wanted him to tell his story because Africa needs every star she can get to help us navigate into the scary future.

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