Department of African Languages

Dr JC le Roux

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: African Languages
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8024


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Fields of academic interests

Fields of interest:

  • Semantics, Psycholinguistics, Lexicography, Self-Determined Learning, ODL


  • Dikišinare ya SETSWANA-ENGLISH-AFRIKAANS Dictionary, Via Afrika, 1990.
  • Tswana for Beginners, Unisa, 1990.
  • The Concise Trilingual Pocket Dictionary - English/Tswana/Afrikaans, A D Donker, 1991.
  • South African Mutli-Language Dictionary and Phrasebook, Reader’s Digest, 1991.
  • The Concise Multilingual Dictionary, A D Donker, 1995.
  • Tshwetso ya ga Ledia, Eulitz Productions, 1994.
  • Morena, mphe ngwana wa mosimane, Eulitz Productions, 1994.
  • Motshewabadimo series for Setswana Grade 4-6 school handbooks for learners as well as teachers, Stimela Publishers, 2003. 

Journal articles


  • The border dispute between adverbials and conjunctives in Tswana grammar, 2010, Journal for African Languages.
  • Revisiting Setswana basic colour terms, 2013, Journal for African Languages.  

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Distinctions and prizes

  • Commonwealth of Learning – Award of Excellence for Distance Education Materials – 2013