Richman Bongani Mahlangu
Self Help Author & motivational speaker

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Richman Bongani Mahlangu has published a self help book, an inspiring autobiography, and is a motivational speaker.

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Richman Bongani Mahlangu at Lamontville township, Durban, South Africa

A Unique Success Story

Using education, a full tennis scholarship, hard work and determination, Richman Bongani Mahlangu escaped the hardships of Apartheid South Africa to achieve success in the USA. He coached his sons in tennis to gain admissions to Harvard and Georgetown universities - transforming his family tree from the township to the Ivy League in one generation. Through his motivational presentations, Richman tells his unique life story and outlines a simple model that anyone can use to achieve success regardless of their background.

Richman Bongani Mahlangu delivers his motivational speech at a Las Vegas high school

Motivational Speeches

Using his experiences of rising to challenges and overcoming obstacles, Richman has developed a simple model of nine steps that anyone can use to achieve success. Weaving examples from his own life and others who have achieved or exceeded their potential, Richman outlines how to define your own version of success and the steps to help achieve this. 

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Richman and his sons on the cover of his autobiography Zulu Dreams From Apartheid to the Ivy League

Zulu Dreams Autobiography

 Zulu Dreams is a personal memoir and true story about how Richman was able to use education and tennis to overcome the hardships of the Apartheid regime and live a better life in America. Zulu Dreams offers his message for others to understand his struggle, and how important education is in achieving one’s goals. 

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Beyond Expectations: How I rose from poverty to achieve success

My latest book outlines a different approach on how to reach your full potential. I wrote it to empower and inspire young people to work hard, do well at school, achieve success and enjoy their lives. Find something you like, work hard at it, and you too can create a life beyond expectations!

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Biography

Richman Bongani Mahlangu

Richman Bongani Mahlangu has overcome incredible challenges and achieved success beyond imagination.

Motivational Speeches

Richman Mahlangu speaks to students at Bantuvukani Primary School, Lamontville, S. Africa, July 2019

Using his experiences of rising to challenges and overcoming obstacles, Richman has developed a simple model of nine steps that anyone can use to achieve success.

Beyond Expectations Book

Beyond Expectations, how I rose from poverty to achieve success



Find something you like, work hard at it, and you too can create a life beyond expectations.

Published Autobiography

Zulu Dreams, from Apartheid to the 
Ivy League

If you enjoy reading about inspirational people who have overcome enormous adversity in the pursuit of their dreams, read Zulu Dreams and experience the power of humanity at its best.

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Coach Emmanuel Ngema tennis clinic at Westridge Park, Durban, South Africa

See photos capturing Richman's unique journey from poverty to success.

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