Department of African Languages

Ms LR Mfazwe-Mojapelo (IsiXhosa)

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: African Languages
Tel: 012 429 6455
Fax: 012 429 8201


  • BA Education (WSU, 1994)
  • BA Honours IsiXhosa (UWC, 1995)
  • MA in General Linguistics (UFS, 2003)
  • Currently studying: PhD in Linguistics (UCT) 

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Using ICTs to enrich Teaching & Learning
  • Open Distance eLearning (ODeL)
  • Human Language Technologies 

Field of Specialisation

  • Sociolinguistics -  Language Variation, Migration & Cultural change
  • Language Planning & Management
  • Translation Studies
  • Human Language Technologies (HLT) 
  • Text Editing in the Indigenous Languages

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Accredited member of the South African Translators Institute (SATI)
  • Member of the African Languages Association of Southern Africa (ALASA)
  • Member of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 


  • An Encyclopedia of the Social and Political History of Southern Africa’s Languages in collaboration with the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK and the University of New England, NSW, Australia
  • Using ICTs to enrich Teaching & Learning 
  •  Text Editing in isiXhosa