Staff Profiles: African Languages and Culture

Prof Charles Tembo

Chairperson & Associate Professor

Research Interests:

  • Africology
  • African Literary & Renaissance Studies

Jesta Masuku

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Translation and Interpretation Studies
  • Morphology and Syntax
  • African literature.

Dr Vimbai M. Matiza

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Oral literature
  • Drama for development

Dr Phillip Mpofu

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Language policy and planning
  • Language and identity politics
  • African language media

Dr Raphael Nhongo

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

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

Dr Tevedzerai Gijimah

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Discourse analysis
  • Language and society
  • Indigenous knowledge systems

Ms Sindile Dlodlo

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • African Languages Literature
  • Sociolinguistics and Literature
  • Literature and culture.

Ms Tendai Fortune Muringa

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Culture and heritage management
  • Culture and sustainable development

Ms Nokuthula Sebata

Assistant Lecturer

Research interests

  • Translation  and interpretation studies
  • Sociolinguistics and linguistics in African languages

Miss Limukani T. Dube

Assistant Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Development of indigenous languages
  • Language policy and planning.