For almost seventy years we have offered quality English-at-a-distance (both literature and language) to such luminaries as Professor Es'kia Mphahlele. Our Chair of Department is Professor Lesibana Rafapa. His speciality is South African literature, in particular the work of Professor Mphahlele himself, but Professor Rafapa also holds a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics.
In line with the imperatives of this continent, our courses are rooted both in African environments and the worldwide context of English; not only in literature but, to a greater degree, also in language. Our English major now offers an even balance between language and literature.
The department has also accumulated a number of useful web resources which can be used as an aid to those interested in the field, and range from technical elements of the English language, such as grammar and style, through to subjects we simply find interesting and enjoyable!
We'd like to share with you our 2013 vision and mission:
VisionIn pursuit of excellence and innovation in the changing environment of English Studies
MissionDedicated to embracing diversity and excellence in tuition and research
Committed to quality service delivery in English Studies.