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Lecturer, Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand

Dr Akhona Ndzuta is a lecturer in Cultural Policy and Management at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests are in the intersections of the management of South African music and public policy. She holds a PhD from The Ohio State University. 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 grant she received from the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS). She supervises (post)graduate student research on the management of music, the labour conditions of South African music practitioners in domestic and international contexts, South African cultural policy foundations and processes, music and cultural diplomacy, as well as other activities in the South African cultural and creative industries.


  • 2023–present
    Lecturer, Wits University


  • 2019 
    The Ohio State University, PhD Arts Administration, Education and Policy