|2009 Baker SL and Lamola MG Folklore and the dynamics of Gender differentiation: A Gender Approach. A paper prepared for the Regional Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 10 - 12 September 2009, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
2008 Baker SL and Lamola MG The Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (NO 116 of 1998) and its implication on indigenous family relations A paper prepared for 10th Biennial International Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 23 – 26 September, 2008. National University of Lesotho, Roma Lesotho
|2009. Name changes of South African Place Names; An indigenous flavour, 15th Biennial Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA), University of the Western Cape, 10-12 July 2009
2009. The role of women in the traditional leadership with special reference to the Valoyi tribe, Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society, Rhodes University, 10-12 September 2009
|2003 Presented a paper at Nepad Conference Organised by the University of Venda titled, “Indigenous knowledge and health: Traditional Cultural Practises and Taboos amongst basotho in Mokopane Area, LIMPOPO PROVINCE
2007 Presented a paper at OHASA (Oral History Association of South Africa) conference titled “Traditional and cultural Practises of the Northern Ndebele Community in Mokopane Area, Limpopo Province
2007 Presented a paper at SAFOS (South African Folklore Societies) conference titled “The socio-cultural effect of the customary marriage act on women”
2007 Presented a paper at a symposium organized by IMOHP( Indigenous Music and Oral History Project) titled, “The value of Indigenous food”
2008 Presented a joint paper at SAFOS at the Lesotho on the topic “The Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (No, 116 of 1998) and its implication on Indigenous family relations”
2009 Presented a joint paper at the University of Rhodes, Grahamstown, SAFOS titled “Folklore and the dynamics of Gender differentiation: A Gender Approach
2009 Presented a paper at the University of Rhodes in Grahamstown, SAFOS titled “Devaluation of women's voices and work: Women victims of circumstances
2009 Chaired a conference session at the University of Rhodes, SAFOS
2009 Presented a talk at MER Mathivha Arts and Culture celebration titled, “The role of culture in Education”
|2009. Orality and the new Dispenation in South Africa. A keynote address prepared for the Regional Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society(SAFOS) and Annual General Meeting(AGM) 10- 12 September 2009, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
2009 The Dillema, Challenges and opportunities faced by the language of South Africa in their teaching and Learning. A paper prepared for the international Conference of WOCAL 6- Cologne August 17th – 21st 2009. University of Cologne. Germany
2009 From orality to scribality to textuality”: A critical evaluation of the elements of orality in the novel of Matsepe, Lešitaphiri. A paper prepared for the international Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) 08 – 10 July 2009. University of Western Cape. South Africa2008 The role of the media in the effective implementation of multilingualism in Local government. A paper prepared for Multilingualism Conference, 09 & 10 October 2008, Emperor’s Palace Hotel, Johannesburg 2008. “Our roots and ancestors are in Lozitha, Swaziland”: A veiled memory and Untold story of the origin of Banareng ba Letsoalo (Mamahlola). A paper prepared for the Oral History Conference, 7 -10 October 2008, University of Fort Hare, East London. 2008: Contesting space in folklore Studies: An interdisciplinary approach. A paper prepared for 10th Biennial International Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 23 – 26 September, 2008. National University of Lesotho, Roma LESOTHO
2008: The dilemma, challenges and opportunities faced by the languages of South Africa in their learning and teaching as promulgated by the constitution: A discussion paper. A Paper prepared and presented at the Fulbright (US Embassy South Africa) language and teaching workshop. July 11, 2008 at Entabeni Game Lodge, Mokopane.
2008. The Prediction of a new South Africa in OK Matsepe’s Kgorong ya Mošate. A paper prepared for the International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) Conference theme;” African Language Dynamics Across Boarders” 7 – 9 July 2008, University of Swaziland, Matsapha, SWAZILAND
2008. Transmission and Archiving of Oral Literature through the click of a Button. A paper prepared for the 7th International Conference of the International Society For the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA) 11-15 June 2008, Lecce, ITALY
2007. Promotion of Indigenous Languages in Southern Africa: the role of the MER Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture case study. A paper prepared for lwelaphanda Business Intelligence on the theme Redefining Traditional Leadership Roles. 11- 12 December 2007. Midrand Conference Centre, Johannesburg. South Africa
2007. The dilemma of the accuracy vis-á-vis the biasness of the Interview Method as a tool for capturing data in research. A paper prepared for the Oral History Conference, The Ranch Hotel, Polokwane, South Africa
2007. Totemism: A Symbolic Representation of a Clan or Group
Amongst Basotho ba Leboa. A paper prepared for African Lanuage Asocociation for Southern Africa (ALASA) 9 TH – 12TH July 2007, NeLson Mandela Metropolitan University. Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2007. The significance of figurative and poetic language in indigenous healing System. A paper prepared for 9th Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 26 TH – 29TH July 2007, (Mambedi Lodge) University of Venda. Thohoyandou, South Africa
2006. The enhancing and inculcating folklore amongst the youth: A case study. The Southern African Folkore Society (SAFOS) 9th Biennial International Conference hosted by the University of Cape Town from the 4th – 5th July 2006.
2006. Intercultural Encounters through Verbal Performance and Visual Cultures asportrayed in indigenous music of South African Women. Theme of the conference: “ Intervention in Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Encounters.” 2nd Conference of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies.(IATIS) 11th – 14th July 2006. University of the Western Cape, South Africa
2006. The Origin and Context Practice of Khekhapa an Indigenous Cultural Performance of Balobedu from South Africa. Theme of the conference: “ Oral Literature and Identity Formation in Africa and the Diaspora “July 20 – 23 20066th Conference of the International Society for Oral Literature in Africa.(ISOLA): University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago.
2006. The state and the nature of Primary School Educator Training with Reference to the Indigenous African Languages of South Africa at the Universities of Limpopo and Venda. A paper prepared for an International Conference on the Training of Primary School Teachers of Indigenous African Languages In Southern Africa under the theme “Empowering African Languages” held from August 14th - 16th 2006 University of Malawi, Sun & Sand Holiday Resort, Mangochi. MALAWI.
2005. Celebrating our Living Heritage within our different cultures through cultural performances and exhibitions. A paper prepared for the Regional Conference of Southern African Folklore Society’s on the theme: celebrating our heritage and living cultures. 22- 23 September 2005. Soweto Campus of University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg. SOUTH AFRICA.
2005. Oral Art and performance: Another face of the Indigenous Languages. 13th Biennial Conference of the African Languages of Southern Africa (ALASA). University of Johannesburg South Africa. July 5 – 9, 2005
2005. Digitalization of Oral Literature: A new paradigm In Oral Literature
Research. The Kenya Oral Literature Association(KOLA). The conference theme: Our landscapes, Our Narratives. 22 – 25 November 2005. Sunset Hotel, Kisumu City. KENYA
2004. Operational Procedures and Techniques in the erection of an Indigenous house. Perspectives on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems. September 18-19, 2003. University of South Africa, Pretoria. South Africa
2004. Verbal performance and visual cultures as portrayed in Traditional dance performed by South African Women. African Literature Association(ALA) 30th anniversary conference, April 14 – 18, 2004. University of Wisconsin-Madison.USA
2004. The effects of the new dispensation in South Africa on the writing of Northern Sotho Literature. Interim conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) 5-7 July 2004, National University of Lesotho. ROMA.
2004. The role of audiovisual appliances in the preservation of African Oral Literature. Fifth conference of the international Society for Oral Literature in Africa. (ISOLA) 15 –17 July 2004, University of Gambia, Banjul, Gambia
2004. Operational Procedures and Geometrical Techniques In the erection of an Indigenous House. 7th Bi-annual Southern African Folklore Society’s International Conference, on Journeys of Expression: The role of Indigenous Knowledges in Dialogue and knowledge Generating process in contemporary times. 20- 23 September 2004. University of Kwazulu-Natal(Howard College Campus) Durban. SOUTH AFRICA
2004. The connection between the Living and living- Dead from an African
Perspective.8th Biennial International Southern African Folklore Society’s Festival-Conference, 20-23 September 2004. Glenmore Pastoral Centre; Across Howard College Campus University of Kwazulu - Natal. DURBAN. SOUTH AFRICA
2003. The poetry of BMT Makobe: Gender issues and stereotypes. 12th Biennial Conference of the African Languages of Southern Africa (ALASA).
University of Stellenbosch. South Africa. July 7 – 11, 2003
2003. Multilingualism in South Africa. Seminar on the impact of Language in
Business. August 21- 22, 2003: Oasis Motel in Polokwane. South Africa.
2002. Indigenous Healing Systems: An oral transmission: 4th Conference of the International Society for Oral Literature in Africa. Chambery (France) 10 –12 July 2002
2002. Enhancing Oral Poetics and Performance through Technology. Southern African Folklore Society Biennial Conference. Bolivia Lodge (Pietersburg) 11 – 13 September 2002
2002. Multilingualism in South Africa: A bone of contention in a Society in a state of flux.4th World Congress of African Linguistics. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.(USA), June 17 – 22, 2003
2001. The effects of forced removals and landlessness as reflected in the poems of TA Magolego and TS Farisani . SAFOS Regional Conference. UNISA. Synnyside Campus. (13 – 14 September 2001)2001. Indigenous Healing Systems: An oral Transmission, Indigenous Knowledge Systems: “ African Perspectives” Conference. University of Venda. Venda Sun, Thohoyandou. ( 13 – 15 September 2001)2001. The effects of forced removals and landlessness as reflected in the poems of TA Magolego and TS Farisani . SAFOS Regional Conference. UNISA. Synnyside Campus. (13 – 14 September 2001)2001. Indigenous Healing Systems: An oral Transmission, Indigenous Knowledge Systems: “ African Perspectives” Conference. University of Venda. Venda Sun, Thohoyandou. ( 13 – 15 September 2001) 2000. Reflections on the Post- Apartheid poetry of MV Shai.Alasa Interim Regional Conference 2000. University Of Botswana. Botswana. 2000.(5th - 7th July 2000)2000. A critical look at the intrinsic and extrinsic Value of folksongs. University of the North, Qwaqwa campus (Bergview Hotel) Harrysmith.(13 – 15 September 20001999. Closural strategies in the novel. Alasa international conference. Unisa Synnyside campus) Pretoria. (7th – 9th July 1999)1999. Khekhapa: A folk music. SAFOS Regional Conference. University of Zululand. Kwa Dlangezwa. (17 – 18 September 1999) 1998. Refrain as reflected in the poetry of HML Lentsoane. Bi-annual interim conference of ALASA. University of Potchefstroom.( 7th – 9th July 1998)1998. Traditional healing system: An oral transmission Safos conference. Unisa. (Synnyside campus) (15 – 17 July 1998)
|2009: Do we realy have semi-vowels y[j] and w[w] in Tshivend^a? A paper read at nternational conference of World Conference on African Linguistics (WOCAL 6 – Cologne), 17th to 21st August 2009 in Germany. University of Cologne.
2009: The overlapping of metaphors with idioms and praise names in Tshivend^a. A paper which was read at an international conference of African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) 08TH to 10th July 2009. University of Western Cape. South Africa.
2009: The size and the portrayal of God in both Tshivend^a and ChiShona. A paper approved for regional conference of SAFOS 10 to 12 September 2009. Rhodes University, Eastern Cape. (Forthcoming conference paper)
2009: Folktales, myth or reality?. A paper approved for regional conference of SAFOS from 10 to 12 September 2009. Rhodes University, Eastern Cape. (Forthcoming conference paper).
2009: Chaired a session of WOCLA 6 – Cologne 2009, Germany. 20TH August 2009. From 10h00 to 12h30.
2008: My sister, my legal wife? A paper presented at 10th Biennial International Conference of South African Folklore Society (SAFOS) in Lesotho. 23 to 25S eptember 2008. National University of Lesotho, Roma.
2008: The roles played by totems in the development of Tshivend^a surnames. A paper read at 10th Biennial International Conference of South African Folklore Society (SAFOS) in Lesotho. 23 to 25 September 2008. National University of Lesotho, Roma.
2008: The use of indigenous knowledge system (IKS) in addressing social problems amongst the Vend^a men in Limpopo province, South Africa. A paper presented at SAFOS international conference in Lesotho. 23 to 25 September
2008. (Co- presentation with Mrs Raphalalani, M.R). National University of Lesotho, Roma.
2008: The problems around the sound w[w] and its properties in Tshivend^a. A presentation read at ALASA international conference at the University of Swaziland, Matsapa, SWAZILAND.
2004: The development of orthography and spelling of Tshivend^a language: A national workshop. Tusk Vend^a Hotel – PanSALB Workshop
1996: The attitude of the University of Venda Community towards the study of African Languages with special reference to Tshivenda [Univen – Tshivenda Writers Association ].
The Development of the orthography and spelling of Tshivenda Language [ Tusk Venda Hotel – PanSALB Workshop ].
|2009: Vhavenda burial rites and their social significant to the Vhavenda: A paper presented for 10TH Regional conference of the Southren Africa Folklore Society (SAFOS) 10TH -12TH September 2009 .Rhodes University,Grahamstown
2008: African story of creation: The Basis for humanity : A paper presented for the 10th Binnial international conference of Southren African Folklore Society (SAFOS0 23th -26Th September, 2008: Nationa University of Lesotho,Roma .LESOTHO
2008:The use of Indegenous knowledge systems (IKS) in addressing social problem amongst vhavenda man , in Limpopo Province,SA: A paper presented for the 10Th Biennial international conference of Southren African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 23-26 September, 2008 : National University of Lesotho,Roma.LESOTHO
2004. Initiation Rights: Cornerstone of morality; A paper cop resented at the1st Academic Indigenous Knowledge Systems Colloquium, University of Free State. 29th February- 3rd March 2004
2004. Role of Traditional Healers in care management of HIV/AIDS (picture presentation) 2nd International African conference on Social Aspect of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance. Cape Town Conventional Centre. 9th -12 May 2004. South Africa
|2009 An element of protest in Colbert Mukwevho’s Reggae Music( Forthcoming Conference paper) to be read at the SAFOS Coference in Rhodes University-Eastern Cape on the 10th – 12th September 2009.
2009 An analysis of an element of protest in some Tshivenda folktales. (Forthcoming coference paper) to be read at the SAFOS Conference to be held in Rhodes University- Eastern Cape on the 10th-12th September 2009
2009 A review of raised vowels in Tshivenda.Paper prepared and read at the ALSA Conference, held at the University of Western Cape on the 8-10th July 2009
2009 Solutions to problems encountered by the Vhavenda speaking people when they are reading and writing the Tshivenda Language. Paper prepared and read during the PANSALB Seminar held at the Fig Tree Lodge on the 30th July 2009.
2008 Cultural decay. A relook at the politicization, commercialization and Socialization of the Vhavenda initiation school songs.Paper prepared and read at the SAFOS conference held at the ROMA university-Lesotho on the 23-25th September 2008.
2006 Role played by the School Governing Bodies in the elimination of hooliganism and misconducts by secondary students in the Mutale Circuir Area. A paper presented during the Excellence Awards of the Mudaswali Circuit held at Tshitavha Hall in 2005.
2001 The politicization and commercialization of some Tshivenda initiation School songs. Apaper prepared and read at the SAFOS regional Conference held at Tzaneen on the 10-11th May 2001.
|2002: Cultural Relativism in Dictionaries: Is this the Right Direction? AFRILEX 7th International Conference, Rhodes University, Grahamstown (8th-10th July)
1997: Political, cultural pluralism and African Languages in South Africa, Spring Lectures Series, University of Limpopo, (1st -5th September 1997)
1997: Taboos as supernatural interdictions, ALASA International Conference , University of Natal, Durban, (14th -18th July 1997)
1997: The use of imagery in Northern Sotho Proverbs, SAFOS Northern Regional Conference, Makgobaskloof, (18th -19th April 1997)
|2004 9th International Conference on(Law and Language and Linguistic Diversity), Beijing, China.15-18 September 2004:Paper Presented: The Tshivenda Language and the Law of Defamation
2006 ALASA Regional Conference ,University of Pretoria,05May 2006,Paper presented: The impact of Language Policies on the Development of indigenous African Languages at South African Institutions of Higher Learning
2006. International Conference on Law and Language Rights: The Challenges of Enactment and Implementation ,International Academy of Linguistic Law,14-17 June 2006,Galway,Ireland,Paper Presented: A Preliminary Survey of the Impact of Language Policies on the Development of Indigenous African languages at South African Institutions of Higher Learning
2006.ALASA International Conference 3-5 July 2006, Cape Town, South Africa. Paper presented on my behalf: Name Change. A Case Study of African of South Africa.
2006. SAFOS International Biennial Conference 5-6 July 2006 ,Cape Town, Paper Presented: Healing Knowledge Systems of the Indigenous African (Vhavenda).People of the Limpopo Province
2008International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern
Africa,07-09 July 2008,University of Swaziland, Paper Presented: Terminological Analysis of the Male Initiation Rituals in the Development of Indigenous African Languages of South Africa, Tshivenda in particular.
International Conference on Law and Language of the International Academy of Linguistic Law;16-19 July 2008,Lisbon,Portugal,Paper Presented: Indigenous Language Rights in the Education of First –Year School –Going Learners of the Limpopo in South Africa
2008. Tshivenda NLB Seminar on 23 July 2008 at Fig Tree Lodge, Paper Presented: Musehane, N.M; Tshipepele, N.R &Mukatuni, F.E: Ndivho, mishumo na zwo no swikeliwaho nga Senthara ya Mveledsziso na Thodisiso ya Luambo lwa
2008. Attended a conference on the Standardization of African Languages Terminologies,Gallager Estates,Midrand on 25-26 September 2008,Paper Presented:Verification and Authentic as a processing the standardization of terms: An NLB Perspective
2009.Attended a conference in honour of T.N.Maumela and E.S Madima as pioneers in writing Tshivenda books on 27 September 2009, Paper Presented:Tseiso ya T.N.Maumela na E.S Madima sa vhan.wali vha dzibugu dza Tshivenda
2009. Intrernational Conference on Multilingualism.,Regional and Minority Languages: Paradigms for ‘Language of the Wider World’ held on 16-17 April 2009,School of Orientals and African Stiudies,University of London,UK,:Paper Presented:Theoy and Practice of Language Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools,Vhrembe District of the Limpopo Province, South Africa
2009. International Conference of ALASA held on 08-10 July 2009 , University of Western Cape; Paper Presented:Word Formation in the Development of Tshivenda Terminologies
2009. Attended a Tshivenda NLB Seminar on 30 July 2009 held at Fig Tree Lodge, Thohoyandou: Paper presented: Thaidzo na Thandululo dzadzo dzi itaho uri vhagudiswa vha si kone u n.wala na u vhala zwo n.waliwaho nga Tshivend^a
2009. Attended Regional Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society and Annual General meeting on 10-12 September 2009:Paoper Presented: Towards selling legendary stories to tourists: A case of Vhembe district of the Limpopo Province
2009. Attended the Culture Day of the M.E.R.Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture on 30 September 2009 at the Sports Centre Hall, University of Venda. Paper Presented: Who is Prof M.E.R.Mathivha in African Languages?