Buyani Theodore Langa was born on 15 July 1968 in a small-town Dundee in the northern Kwazulu-Natal. He is the fifth child of the seven children born to Walton Ebenezer and Doris Sizakele Langa. He started his primary school education at Enhlokweni in 1974, a school in Osizweni, a placed his parents moved to in search of greener pastures. At this school, he did only sub-standard 1 and 2. His parents moved to Drycut Farm next to Blaauwbosch, a rural place in the outskirts of Newcastle. He then moved to Sikhona Primary where he did grade 1 and 2. Grades 3, 4 and 5 were done in Blaauwbosch Higher Primary School. In 1981, he moved to Mzamo High School for his secondary education till 1983 when he obtained his standard 8 (Junior Certificate). In 1984, he started his high school career at Amanzimtoti College of Education, a boarding school around Durban, (also known as Adams College) and matriculated in 1986. For his Secondary Teacher’s Diploma (STD), he studied at Eshowe from 1987 to 1989 and did Mathematics and Physical Science as major subjects and Physical Education as an ancillary subject. In January 1990, he started teaching at Cacamezela High School at Osizweni until July and he went to Lesotho his Bachelor of Science degree doing Mathematics, Chemistry and Statistics, which he obtained in 1994.This was done at The National University of Lesotho in Roma Maseru.He then taught Mathematics and Physical Science at the following schools:

St Lewis Bertrand’s High School in Blaauwbosch from 1994 to 1999 as an educator

Nhlosokuhle High School in Blaauwbosch from 2000 to 2002 as an HOD

Sihayo High School in Nquthu from 2003 to 2005 as an HOD

Mzamo High School in Blaauwbosch from 2006 to 2009 as a senior educator

Siphuthando High School in Dannhauser for January 2010 and joined Majuba TVET College from February to date as a lecturer for Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy. From 2007 till late 2009, he was a member of the Professional Educator’s Union and served as Newcastle District Chairperson and later as Provincial Sports, Arts and Culture Chairperson. He rejoined the union in 2017 and is currently serving as the Kwazulu-Natal Chairperson. He got married in 2010 May and the marriage was short-lived and divorced in 2013. He has three kids and lives in Drycut in Osizweni in Newcastle.

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