Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi’s early years began in rural KwaZulu-Natal and ended at Oxford University. His passion for igniting minds began with authoring the series The WIBY Kids, available in isiZulu as AmaYIPHENDLEYA, widely considered a major contribution to the advancement of South African indigenous languages. A columnist for the Sunday Times, isiZulu Edition, his columns are compiled into two volumes Kanjalo Nje and Kusekhona Manjalo, published by Mbuyazi Publishing, a company he founded in 2012.