Dr Akhona Ndzuta is a lecturer in Cultural Policy and Management at the Wits School of Arts. Her research interests are in the intersections of the management of South African music and public policy. She has taught undergraduate and (post)graduate courses in cultural studies across five universities. She holds a PhD from The Ohio State University, an MA from the University of the Witwatersrand and her undergraduate studies were at the University of Cape Town and Wits Technikon (now the University of Johannesburg). Her recent work includes a contributing editorship to volume 1 of the book 'Culture and Liberation Struggle in South Africa: from colonialism to post-apartheid'. In 2022, she managed the project 'MusoCulture: A Music and Public Policy Series', which was funded by a Catalytic Research grant from the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS).