Zulumathabo Zulu is a software engineer and published author of more than eight books and hundreds of articles including The Sesotho Dictionary of Mathematics, The Sacred Knowledge of the Desert: African Philosophical Transcendence, African Origin of Mathematics, A Woman in the Bush, The Triangle Tool of Analysis, African Origin of Mathematical Teaching and Learning, African Historiography of Science and Technology, African Metallurgy: Materials Science, Engineering and Cleansing Rituals, and African Mathematical Systems. He graduated in 1997 in General Arts & Science (Honours) at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa, Canada with a concentration in Computing Science and Mathematics. He subsequently completed advanced software engineering courses at Carleton University in 1998. He completed a post-graduate certificate in General Programming and Database Development in the same year at Praxis Institute with a concentration in Object Oriented Analysis & Design. He completed the Prince2 Project Management methodology certification in 2013 in South Africa making him a certified Prince2 methodologist.
With more than 18 years of Canadian experience in the software engineering industry, Mr. Zulu has worked as a software engineer for companies Montage IT Services, Nortel Networks, Bell Northen Research including Google Inc. (the search engine company) of San Francisco, California, USA wherein he developed a graphics engine for in-game content. He has performed reverse engineering for both the Canadian government and the private sector. Zulu is the inventor of Thekwini Visual Canvass, a software engineered for therapeutics at the School of Computer Science at Carleton University in Ottawa for which he was awarded intellectual property certificates by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. His innovation in Thekwini Visual Canvass includes cryptography, digital forensics, therapeutics, mood diagnostics, image and colour processing.
Zulu is an extensive independent researcher in the fields of computational neuroscience, linguistics and indigenous knowledge systems and has delivered various lectures on African Mathematical Systems and Indigenous Knowledge Systems at South African universities including University of Johannesburg, North West University, Central University of Technology and University of the Free State.