Mhlaba Buthelezi is an academic, a practitioner, and a performer who is currently a lecturer and producer at Tshwane University of Technology. A Master of Music graduate from Southern Methodist University in the United States, Mhlaba has performed in grand stages in France, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, and the United States of America collaborating with renowned accompanists, conductors, directors, and orchestras. While in the USA, he was in the chorus for The Dallas Opera where he performed a couple operas with the highlight being the premiere of the American opera Moby-Dick at the iconic Winspear Opera House in 2010.