Rangoato Hlasane, born in Polokwane, South Africa is culture worker, author, DJ, educator and co-founder of the Keleketla! Library in Johannesburg and the yearly Molepo Dinaka/Kiba Festival in Polokwane. He studied art at the University of Johannesburg and teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he is also doing his PhD.
He is active in Art/s Education with a decidedly social agenda, works and researches on decolonial education and has published various texts on the issue.
Music plays a central role in Rangoato Hlasanes’ work, especially in terms of education. As Mma Tseleng he plays music which extends his research on the social, political and economic significance of South African music, specifically the genre Kwaito. One of his current projects is the Thath’i Cover Okestra, an artistic experiment in “writing” (South) African music histories.