Lucas Ledwaba is an author, publisher, journalist, editor, photographer and documentary filmmaker. He is the founder and editor of the media agency Mukurukuru Media. Ledwaba is a two-time winner of the CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist Award (2010 and 2013) for his coverage of the battle against HIV/Aids and his coverage of the Marikana massacre. After starting his foray into journalism with a brief stint as a trainee at the Soshanguve Community Radio in 1994, Ledwaba has worked as a reporter and news editor at various publications including Sunday Times, Sunday World, Sunday Sun, City Press, IT Web, ThisDay, DRUM magazine and The Sowetan. His work as both a freelance writer and photographer has been published widely both locally and internationally on various publications including The Daily Maverick, African Times, News Africa Magazine, Scottish Heritage Magazine, Mail&Guardian, New Frame, Inside Politics, Inside Education and numerous others. Ledwaba’s writing focuses on issues of social justice, human rights, rural development, land reform and land rights, travel, tourism, the arts, culture, heritage and history among other issues. He has also been awarded for his feature writing in the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards (2013 and 2018), the Vodacom Journalism Award for Feature Writing (2013) and the PICA Magazine Publishers Public Interest Writer of the Year 2010.
His forthcoming book, A Desire to Return to the Ruins, will be published by Blackbird Books.