A social scientist by training, Professor Paulus Zulu holds qualifications in diagnostic radiography and marketing management. He obtained his PhD from the then University of Natal, publishing extensively in the fields of politics and sociology, both nationally and internationally. Since 1984, Zulu has written numerous chapters in books, including The Hefer Commission: An International Comparative Perspective issued in 2004 and Understanding the South African Political Culture published in 2012. In 2013, Zulus debut book, A Nation in Crisis: A Search for Morality, was released. Zulu has served as chairperson of various boards, including the SABC, Centre for Policy Studies and McCord Hospital, to name a few. A member of the Board of the Human Sciences Research Council, Zulu has served as Director of the Maurice Webb Race Relations Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal since 2002. He has also been a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City Rome, since 1994.
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