Member of the Year

Moses Biyela


To celebrate one year of the isiZulu living dictionary we identified our most active contributor Moses Biyela.

Moses Biyela moved to Durban from the rural area of KwaMaphumulo. He studied Language Practice at Durban University of Technology and proceeded to work in the public sector as a Language Practitioner for the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.  Afterwards, he moved to Etv television channel where he worked as IsiZulu News Producer for a year. He is currently working as a Language Practitioner for the City of Tshwane since July 2009. He is passionate about his work and languages. In his free time, he works as a freelance Language Practitioner.

Hi Moses, what is your favourite isiZule saying?

My favorite proverb is “Unyawo alunampumulo” literally translated “The foot has no rest.” It basically means that your travels may take you to people you once ill-treated. So be kind to others. I like it because it teaches about hospitality and humanity.

Why were you attracted to the isiZulu living dictionary?

I really love my language, isiZulu, because it is the most spoken language in South Africa and it is much easier for me to interact with people at different levels in South Africa.

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