Department of African Languages

Dr T Monyakane (Sesotho)

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: African Languages
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 3935
Fax: 012 429 8201


  • BAEd (NUL)
  • BEd (Post Grad)
  • PGA (Wits)
  • MA (UFS) 

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • The Oral and Modern genres of African Literature with special interest in Sotho.   

Field of Specialisation

  • African Languages (Sesotho)
  • Literature
  • Education
  • English 

Journal articles

  • Monyakane, Thato Mabolaeng. 2014.The dialectic between the West and Africa: A   deconstructive approach to N.M. Khaketla’s works. The South African Journal of African Languages 34 (2): 175-180 ISSN 2305-1159 (online) – ISSN 0257-2117 (print).
  • Monyakane, Thato Mabolaeng. 2016. N.M. Khaketla as the first woman in the promotion and development of Sesotho literature. The South African Journal of African Languages 36 (2): 209 – 216 ISSN 2305-1159 (online) – ISSN 0257-2117 (print).

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Santrust Research Fund
  • N R F Thuthuka Trust Fund
  • Academic Qualification Improvement Programme 


  • Assisting in the curriculum development with regard to empowering student teachers with the teaching of Sesotho.