Beauty Zulu Ntombela

September FOTM




Beauty Zulu Ntombela is a Media Works facilitator based in Durban, KZN. Her clients include the KZN Shark Board and Unitrans. With a diploma in Adult Basic Education and Training, Beauty began her career as a facilitator in 2009.


  1. Why did you become a facilitator?

I decided to become a facilitator as it has always been within me to teach. I have a passion for learning and thrive in transferring knowledge to my learners. It gives me great pleasure to see people grow as a result of my teaching.


  1. What is a typical day like for you as a facilitator?

A typical day includes teaching learners the lesson of the day and doing revision – I always include revision in my lesson. Doing admin is part of the job: my daily paperwork includes workbook marking and updating the continuous assessment-marking sheet. Continuous assessment of my learners is one of my priorities.


  1. What is the hardest part of your job?

I find it frustrating when learners do not attend class, and I sometimes find that the time allocated for facilitation is not sufficient for some learners.


  1. What is the best part of your job?

It is quite fulfilling and inspirational to see a learner who could not write a sentence improve right in front of you. There is one learner in particular who stands out for me; he is a dedicated learner from KZN Sharkboard, Siyabonga Gabela, who is doing Media Works AET Level 2. He is now able to construct and write a proper essay, which he could not do before.


  1. What advice do you have for learners?
  • Be responsible and committed to your work
  • Be goal oriented and do not give up no matter the challenges
  • Be around people who can motivate you and help you to achieve your goals.
  • I always tell my learners that if you have no enemy within the enemy outside will do you no harm.


  1. How to stay focused during a lesson
  • Make sure there is good lighting in the room
  • Make notes during the lesson
  • Take 10 minutes breaks between lessons


  1. What are your exam day tips for learners?
  • Don’t forget to eat breakfast on the day of the exam and get a good night’s sleep the night before
  • No hectic studying in the morning before the exam
  • Read through the question paper twice before starting to write your answers down


Thank you Beauty for taking such pride in your learner’s development. With their progression as one of her priorities, Beauty’s learners will continue to thrive under her facilitation.