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UKUZAZI (Knowing yourself)
This is a commentary of a young boy who was born in Eastern Cape, where opportunities were limited, education was poor and poverty was high. His parents moved to the City of Cape Town for better life. The poor boy missed on a rich opportunity to learn about his roots and customs instead he adapted the city lifestyle which is trendy than the rural lifestyle. Only when he was doing his first year and about to go to the Initiation school he felt so bad about growing in the city. He then embarked on journey to discover himself. He realised it was worthless because he can not change his past or how he was raised. Using Destination Imagination he concluded his journey: If he was raised in the Eastern Cape, he would have had a chance to look after cows and play the stick fight but instead he was raised in the City where he became "cool". He then projected himself as a rural boy within the city boy body hoping he would find different him. To his surprise he was happy to connect to his roots for a short while and he had never felt so Authentic since that moment.  
" The problem of personal identity arises from the beliefs that we can change in many ways throughout our lives and that these changes happen to the same person. But if we change, we're different. So how is it possible for a person to change yet remain the same ? "

Oh yes it is possible. He changed but felt the same. 

That boy is Sipho Mpongo
 
This work was made possible through the help of Khanyisile Mbongwa who was the Curator and My Lecturer Dominique Edwards who helped me with the concept and my cousin Khumbulani Gobingca for being my tri-pod.
Ukuzazi(knowing yourself)
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UKUZAZI: Narrated story of a boy called Sipho Mpongo
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