Hugh Masekela: 4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018

​The University of Johannesburg (UJ) extends condolences to the family and friends of legendary South African jazz trumpeter, singer and composer Bra Hugh Masekela who passed away on 23 January 2018.

In his honour, the University hosted an annual Hugh Masekela Lecture in collaboration with the wRite Associates over the past few years. The lecture was aimed at fostering ideas that are rooted in African epistemology addressing the critical needs and aspirations of the South African society and Africa in general.

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