Diploma, St. Francis College, South Africa, 1949. Bachelor, Natal University, South Africa, 1962. Bachelor of Music, Hartford University, 1967.
Master of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Queens University, Belfast, 1976.
Teacher South Africa High School, 1950—1964. Professor, music ethnomusicology Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, since 1968.
The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.
Member of Music Educators National Conference, Society Ethnomusicologists.
Married Regina Thembi Buthelezi, June 1, 1934. Children: Bongiwe, Linda, Jozana, Siyabonga.