BY MASEGO SEEMELA via https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/
Going against the grain and fulfilling one’s true purpose is something Zandile Ndhlovu knows far too well. As the first black freediving instructor in South Africa, Ndhlovu’s journey has been documented on a new dynamic YouTube series titled Free Range Humans.
Ndhlovu is part of eight extraordinary people from across the world who are being profiled on the original digital content series from Corona Studios.
Believing that she’s one with the ocean despite the colour of her skin, Ndhlovu’s passion has seen her break through cultural barriers.
“The first time I looked beneath the surface of the water something changed inside of me– I just remember feeling home in a way I’ve never felt before,”she says.
“I’ve always been awkward, I’ve always never fit in and for the first time in my life there was one place where I fit, I didn’t need to explain anything. I could just be there,” Ndhlovu tells of the day she decided to embark on her freediving journey.
Ndhlovu first learnt that she was going to be a part of the YouTube series last year to which she was initially “surprised” that she’d be able to “live and share her truth with many people across the world”.
“I am so incredibly… I think the word is ‘overwhelmed’. I feel so honoured especially…