Ni­cholas Zulu

go! Platteland - - MY TOWN -

Sand sculptor Ni­cholas is 26 years old and cy­cles from Dukuduku ev­ery day to build sand sculp­tures on the main beach at St Lu­cia. He’d gone to Dur­ban to learn from a Nige­rian man how to make them, but Ni­cholas de­cided to re­turn to St Lu­cia, “be­cause there are just too many peo­ple do­ing this kind of thing in Dur­ban”.

When Plat­te­land vis­ited, we found the Big Five on the beach. “It took me about five days to com­plete,” Ni­cholas said. “The hippo was the most dif­fi­cult.” He re­ceives up to R500 in do­na­tions ev­ery day in December, but when things are quiet he is lucky if he makes R100. He loves his work, though: “I meet new peo­ple ev­ery day!”

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