Shandukani Mulaudzi is our class rep, our problem child and also my boo thang. Have a read to hear what’s popping with my neighbour.
Me: How would you describe your outfit today?
Shandu: Humpf, it’s bright, casual and comfy?
Me: How would you describe your style in general?
Shandu: People like to say it’s alternative, boho chic or whatever but I don’t like those words. I don’t have a word to describe my style, I just dress for myself and for the mood I’m in. My style icon is Solange Knowles.
Me: Now that we’ve broken the ice, are you sure about this journalism thing?
Shandu: Defo’s. I’ve waited to do journ since I was in grade 10 (2005) but I had to take a bit of a detour for a while. I really can’t see myself anywhere else.
Me: That said, if you weren’t doing what you doing this, what would you be doing?
Shandu: Vokken hell, um singing on a stage or acting. Whatever it would be it would be something creative.
Me: How have you found your honours year?
Shandu: Everything I expected and much more. I’ve learnt a lot, but I didn’t expect to make friends and not just any friends the kind of friends that will be at my wedding one day.
Me: What’s been the most challenging thing and the most rewarding thing for you this year?
Shandu: The most challenging thing has been having to call out my mentors when they were wrong. Cause they are wrong sometimes and in those times you have to stand your ground.
The most rewarding thing has been being able to work alone and in groups without it being forced on us. Through working in groups I have learnt to trust people and to embrace mine and others strengths and weaknesses.
Me: Where will you be next year and what will you be doing?
Me: How would you describe #teamvuvu in three words?
Shandu: *laughs for a while* Ambitious, musical and extroverted.
Me: A word of advice for the incoming team for 2014?
Shandu: Don’t compare yourselves to teamvuvu 2013, you’ll come short. They should just know that what they put into the year is what they will get out. Also they should try to apply themselves in everything that is put before them. And bloody hell go to the Pig. Learn to balance work and play now.