Douglas pictured beneath with Nomhle Nkonyeni and Rashid Lombard. Nkonyeni was awarded a lifetime achievement award this year by ACT : She passed away at the age of 77 :
Struan Douglas is a Journalist since 1999 specialising in the arts and culture space. He has written columns for Sawubona, Big Issue and Downbeat. He has contributed writing and photography to Sunday, Saturday, African Independent, Mail & Guardian, Expressions, Cape Times, City Press, Sunday World, Biophile, Mini International, Skylife, GQ, Highlife, Pacific, Business Day, Sunday Times, Noseweek, Destinations, New Frame, City Life Arts, Billboard and New Africa Magazine.
Social Activism through Journalism
‘Dancing with the Diaspora’ African festival circuit WOMEX (2000 – )
Music goes to War FESPAM Congo Brazzaville (2001)
World Cup visiting journalists tour of Durban (2010)
Jazz in Germany Foreign Office Visitors Programme (2017)
Pan African Music Rights Investigation (2018 – )
A microcosm of state capture in South Africa is the rise of the “lottoprenuer” – using public events to uphold extravagant lifestyles.
Gallo Music Investments has been acquired by Lebashe for over four times the market value in a deal that puts leaving rights holders to lodge a liquidation application at the court in order to receive their royalty payments.