Staff: African Languages and Culture

Prof Charles Tembo

Chairperson: African Languages and Culture

Research Interests: Comparative literature


Professor William Lungisani Chigidi

Lecturer : African Languages and Culture

Research Interests: African oral literature; written literature-the novel and plays; African indigenous knowledge; African culture and heritage.

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 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.


Dr Tyanai Charamba

Lecturer, African Languages and Culture

Research Interests: Language choice and practice in the context of colonialism, neo-colonialism, nationalism and globalization.


Ms Sindile Dlodlo

Lecturer, Department Of African Languages And Culture

Research Interests: Literature, Sociolinguistics, Culture


Ms Tendai Fortune Muringa

 Lecturer, Department of African Languages and Culture

Research interests: Cultural anthropology, heritage and social development