Sausage Film Company

Sausage Films produces audio visual works for better accessibility of South African Jazz and freedom culture to a include wider young and old audiences across gender, age, and colour.

Sausage Film Company formed in 2020, draws on the IZAZI ZAKITHI philosophy of Professor Herbert Vilakazi to present an authentic knowledge, philosophy, vision and world view of the African existance, thereby protecting the human dignity, freedom, ecology, environment, health and democracy of the African way of life. Sausage Films is a collaboration between Struan Douglas, author of Story of South African Jazz Book Series, published by and multi-media producer, poet and military veteran Vusi Mchunu to elevate the stories of South African Jazz and freedom culture. Paying homage to the pioneers and legends of South African Jazz and freedom who left a legacy of sacrifice, self-expression, wisdom and bravery.

  • South African Jazz Audio Visual
  • Liberation History Foundation
  • Archive Africa Heritage Portal
  • Sausage Films
  • TV Drama
  • Education
  • Poetry

About Sausage Film Company

Multi-media Edutainment

The Pan African Approach

Afrocentric film creation


TV Drama

Pleiades Isilimela



TV Drama

Music Free Learning S1 Attunement


Music: Free-learning S2 Assimilation


Music: Free-learning ARCHIVE AFRICA




Sausage Film Company Executive Summary

The Story of South African Jazz has played a central role in the development of the multi-cultural and globally relevant South Africa we have today. South African jazz has had several generations of strong musical development in all corners of the world and has a rich potential for making an impact on future generations in historical, heritage and music education.

The intention of the Sausage Film Company is to launch a series of South African Jazz audio visual episodes to share the mentorship, humanity and intelligence behind the unique style of Jazz thinking, being and living that has developed out of South Africa.

This is both a historical legacy project respecting and honouring the greats of our jazz story and it is a living heritage project, showcasing the dynamic roots and routes of this music.

Sausage Film Company lends itself to an online (social media, app and website) platform for learning more about SA jazz. This will be presented in a modern, multimedia, youthful and exuberant way.

Primary Goals Sausage Films provides an inclusive baseline research to South African Jazz, as a musical, social and economic platform. Sausage Films aims to alter the stereotypes. Gender, race, class, socio-economic standing, region and ability/disability are replaced with an inclusive, allencompassing accessibility.

Sausage Films presents a style of “Jazz Thinking” centred around Change. Jazz in South Africa has triumphed. It has healed the identity crisis, isolation, political oppression and depression.

Sausage Films aims to bring upliftment through knowledge sharing to an all-inclusive music, arts and culture community. Sausage Films aims to showcase South African Jazz as a unique musical language.

Sausage Films aims to expose and connect to the universal appeal of South African Jazz, that is being expanded in many regions around the world. Sausage Films aims to document the past, present and future appeal of South African Jazz. A knowledge foundation built on the paths of those that have walked before and those that continue to pave bright futures. Sausage Films aims to provide an audio-visual platform to educate young and old on this indigenous knowledge that is South African Jazz.

Sausage Films are in production for a series of films aiming to connect South Africans and music lovers all over with this unique story called South African Jazz.