Thulani was born in 1968; he attended his high school in Pietermaritzburg outside Durban. Thulani has a fascination for his surroundings and loves to depict road signs, traffic on the roads and highways near to where he lives.
Since he began school, Thulani recalls being interested in drawing. He has had no formal art training, he is a self taught artist specializing in drawings executed in colored pencils and ball point pen. His drawings are often based on memories; he likes to depict real life scenes based on his pictorial memory. His work often exhibits various places in and around Pietermaritzburg where he once resided. He often refers to these vivid and finely observed drawings as his ‘maps’