Staff: African Languages and Culture

Prof Charles Tembo

Chairperson: African Languages and Culture

Research Interests: Comparative literature

Jesta Masuku

Senior Lecturer

Dr Vimbai M. Matiza

Senior Lecturer, Department of African Languages and Culture

Research Interests: Language and development issues in Africa, Onomastics, sociolinguistics, Drama\Theatre for Development and Oral literature.

Dr Tevedzerai Gijimah

Lecturer

Research Interests -  Discourse analysis,  indigenous knowledge systems.

Dr Phillip Mpofu

Lecturer, African Languages and Culture

Research Interests: Culture and development in Africa, language/culture and the media, African nationalism and national identity issues.

Dr Raphael Nhongo

Lecturer, African Languages and culture

Research Interests:

  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Theoretical Linguistics,
  • Applied Linguistics,
  • Language Pedagogics,
  • Onomastics,
  • Cultural Studies,
  • Oral Literature
  • Cultural Studies.

Ms Sindile Dlodlo

Lecturer, Department Of African Languages And Culture

Research Interests: Literature, Sociolinguistics, Culture

Ms Nokuthula Sebata

Assistant Lecturer

Modules taught:  Developments in orthography, Trends in contemporary African poetry, Introduction to African literature and culture, Dialectology. Research interest- culture and sustainable development; marginalisation of minority languages in the education sector in Zimbabwe

Miss Limukani T. Dube

Assistant Lecturer

Modules taught: Developments in orthography, Trends in contemporary poetry, Dialectology, culture and counselling studies. Research interest- Culture(music and identity).

Ms Tendai Fortune Muringa

 Lecturer, Department of African Languages and Culture

Research interests: Cultural anthropology, heritage and social development