About The Speaker
Russel Hlongwane is a cultural producer based in Durban, South Africa. His area of interest is in heritage, tradition, and modernity in South Africa and Africa as a broader frame. His work ranges across disciplines from design, visual culture, research and creative economy in varying capacities, both regionally and internationally. Russel works with a broad range of arts organizations through his arts advocacy portfolio. These include Arterial Network, the Performing Arts Network of South Africa, KZNSA Gallery, and ASSITEJ. Russel co-founded Onexus Music Business, a music business education company that teaches emerging musicians about the ever-changing music industry. He has recently established a lean consultancy, Cultural & Creative Commerce, a formal entity that allows his creative production and administrative-based work to coalesce and exist in a complementary manner.