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Dean Prof. MA Makgopa, BA (Hons) (Unisa) MA (Stell), (DLitt et Phil) Unisa) J.S.T.C. (Setotolwane)

EDUCATION

DLit et Phil (African Languages; Northern Sotho) University of South Africa, 2010
Thesis: Closure as reflected in Northern Sotho Novels
Major : Literature, Language, Socio Linguistics, on mastics, folklore, IKS

MA ((African Languages; Northern Sotho) University of Stellenbosch
Dissertation: The relative clause in Northern Sotho
Major Fields: Semantics, Applied linguistics

BA HONS ((African Languages; Northern Sotho) University of South Africa)
Northern Sotho literature

BA Majors Education and Northern Sotho; University of South Africa)

EMPLOYMENT

Dean: School of Human and Social Sciences, June 2010 to date
Full Professor: MER Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture 2011 to date
Associate Professor: from 2009- 2010
HOD MER Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture 2005- 2010
Senior Lecturer 2007-2009
Lecturer from 1997 - 2007
Senior Lecturer Naphuno College of Education 1990 - 1997
Teacher and HOD Masobe High School 1983 -1990
Teacher Ramoba High School 1981- 1982

RESEARCH

Publications

• Climate Change as a Threat to Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo Province in South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology (JHE) Haryana India. Ref No JHE 008-14. 2015 (forthcoming)

• A Symbolic Representation of a Clan with Specific Reference to the Basotho Ba Leboa: An Ethnographical Approach. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology (JSSA). KRE Journals. Haryana India. Ref No JSSA-006-14 2015 (forthcoming)

• Communication within the Mini-Bus Taxi Industry of South Africa: A Case Study of Lenyenye (Limpopo Province) and Tembisa (Gauteng Province) Locations Madimabe G. Mapaya1 and Mokgale A. Makgopa2 in Journal of Social Sciences. A-Raj 2014 Soc Sci 41(3): 415-421 (2014)

• A critical evaluation of the key theoretical concepts and models on xenophobia as depicted in the drama of MS Serudu Naga ga di etelane: A qualitative approach. South African Journal of African Languages. 2013 Volume 33 Issue 02

• Makgopa MA, Mapaya MG and Thobejane DT Infusion of Jazz into the South African Jazz: An Analysis. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. 2012 Volume 22 (02). Pages (104-113).

• Sino-US English Teaching ISSN 1539-8072: Evaluation of the Elements of Orality in O.K. Matsepe’s novel Lesitaphiri (Unsolved problem); July 2012, Vol 9 No 7

• Makgopa MA, Mapaya MG and Thobejane DT Reclaiming space: The vanished African Self and Cultural identity through folklore: And oral performances. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. 2012 Volume 22 (01). Pages (48-62).

• Thobejane DT, Mapaya MG and Makgopa MA. Transforming the Educational System from Apartheid Education to an Egalitarian Ideal: Challenges Faced by the South African Government. Sociology Study ISSN 2159-5526 June 2012, 2012 Volume2, Number 6 ((458-467)

• Sino-US English Teaching ISSN 1539-8072: Evaluation of the Elements of Orality in O.K. Matsepe’s novel Lesitaphiri (Unsolved problem); July 2012, Vol 9 No 7

• isiNdebele, siSwati, Northern Sotho, Tshivenda and Xitsonga oral culture in David Atwell and Derek Attridge; The Cambridge History of South African Literature. Cambridge University Press. 2012 (95 -111)

• The Dynamism of Culture: The Case of Sesotho Proverbs Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume 20 No 02. (01 -12). Oratures of Limpopo Province: A Structural Approach Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume 20 No 02. (33-38).

• Dilemma of the Accuracy vis-a-vis the Bias of the Interview Method as a Tool for Capturing Data in Research. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume 20 No (02) (39 -45)

• Closure as Reflected in Northern Sotho Narratives. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller: Germany. ISBN-10: 3639288424: (156)

• Orality and the new dispensation in South Africa: Opportunities and Challenges. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume 19 No( ) (49 -58).

• Figurative and poetic language in indigenous healing: an African perspective: indigenous knowledge systems, health, illness and healing. Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Vol 8, Issue 02, (147-157).

• The use of ditaola (divination bones) among indigenous healers in Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Province: Indigenous African healing. Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Vol 8, Issue 01, (51-58)

• Contesting Space in Folklore Studies: An interdisciplinary approach. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume 18 No 02 (48 -58).

• Operational Procedures and Geometrical Techniques In the erection of an Indigenous House. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume 17 number 02 (26 -42)

• Re nwa sedibeng sa Mokgako. Thohoyandou. Kalahari Productions and Booksellers

• Letšeretšere la thaga. Thohoyandou. Ditlou Publishers

• The Origin and Context Practice of Khekhapa an Indigenous Cultural Performance Of Balobedu from South Africa, Southern African Folklore Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume 16 No 02. (56 – 77)

• The connection between the Living-Dead and the Living from African Perspective. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume 15 No 02. (64-76) Indigenous Healing System: An oral transmission in Anne- Marie Dauphin- Tinturier et Jean Derive (dir.) 2005. Oralité africaine et creation. Actes du colloque de I’ Isola 10-12 Juilllet (765-785)

• Indigenous Healing systems: An oral transmission. In Masoga M.& A Musyoki (eds) Building on the Indigenous- An African perspective: proceedings of an international conference on indigenous knowledge systems. Pretoria: National Research Foundation and University of Venda for Science and Technology. (135 – 142)

• 2004. Enhancing Oral Poetics and Performance through Technology. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies. Volume.4 No1.(43-53)

Presentations

• A paper to be presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities 20- 26 June 2015 at Sant Antoni Maria Claret University, Barcelona, Spain: An ethnographic survey of the naming patterns and practices amongst the communities of Limpopo Province

• A paper to be presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities 28-31 October 2014 at the American University of Rome, Via Pietro Roselli Rome. The Commercialization Of Creative Work Compromises The Quality Of Indigenous Literature: A Survey Of The Growth Of Northern Literature In South Africa. (Abstract accepted)

• A paper presented at the Regional Conference of the African Languages of Southern Africa (ALASA) from 30 June -02 July 2014 at Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, Eastern Cape: Opportunities, Challenges and Dilemas in the Teaching and Learning of Folklore in South African Schools and Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study.

• A paper presented at International Journal of Arts and Sciences; Multidisciplinary Conference. Name of Organizing Institution: International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Academic Disciplines from 26 – 30 May 2014 at Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts. United States of America: Education for rural development: assessing the importance of teaching Development Studies at a rural-based university as a vehicle for rural development.

• A paper presented at the Conference of the International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference for Academic Disciplines 06-10 April 2014 Vienna, Austria: A Critical Evaluation Of The State Of The Teaching Of Indigenous Languages In The Universities Of South Africa: A Worrying Concern.

• A Public lecture prepared for “Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft and Kunst” (University of Applied Social Sciences and Arts, HAWK) in Holzminden, Germany, 23 November to 02 December 2013. Training of Social Work studens in South Africa: The University of Venda Experience

• A paper presented at the 13th Regional Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 4- 6 September 2013 University of Cape Town, South Africa: ’Identical but different,’’ perceptions and experiences of Shona and Tshivenda cultures; insights by Shona and Venda speaking students at the University of Venda.

• A paper presented at the European Conference on Social Sciences (ECSS 2013) 04 07 July 2013 at Thistle Hotel, Brighton United Kingdom:Using Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) for environmental Sustainability in the wake of Climate Change in Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo Province in South Africa

• A paper presented at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities (ACA 2013) 4 – 7 April at Ramada Hotel, Osaka Japan: Climate change as a threat to Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo Province South Africa.

• A Public lecture prepared for the Central Connecticut State University, New Britain USA, 29 March 2012. A comparative analysis of the influence of folklore in the works of South African Writers.

• A paper presented at the 9th Conference of the International Society for the Oral Literature of Africa (ISOLA) University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, South Africa, June 28—July 1, 2012. The Psychodynamics of Orality: A reflection of South Africa’s post-apartheid protest songs.

• A paper presented at the Regional Conference of the African Languages of Southern Africa (ALASA). Theme of the conference: ”Unpacking indigenous language as an emancipatory tool” University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, South Africa 22-25. A critical evaluation of the naming patterns amongst Basotho ba Leboa

• Biennial International Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) hosted in conjunction with the Faculty of the Humanities Tshwane University of Technology (TUT): 19-21 September 2012; Venue: TUT: Pretoria; South Africa The social significance of folklore in the promotion self- identity. 12th

• 14th International Academy of Linguistic Law IALL 13-17 December 2012 Chiang Mai, Thailand. Language Rights and Emergency in a Democratic Constitutional county with special reference to the Republic South Africa.

• A paper presented at the conference on Higher Education in South Africa. Conference theme;” 22 to 24 November 2011, University of Fort Hare, East London South Africa. The neglect of Humanities and Social Sciences at tertiary institutions in post-apartheid South Africa.

• A paper presented at the Regional Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 28- 30 September 2011, University of Venda, Thohoyandou. South Africa. An empirical investigation of how folklore can be used to address some of the challenges faced by the South African Youth in the 21st Century.

• Co-presented with Mr BMT Makobe (My PhD candidate). A paper presented at the 15th Annual International Education Association of South Africa Conference (IEASA) 31 August– 03 September 2011. Durban University of Technology, theme, venue Greyville Race Course, Durban, South Africa. Using internationalization at home as a vehicle for soft-power: Introducing Language for communication and culture in international student life and services at South African Universities.

• A paper presented at the International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) 18 – 20 July 2011. University of KwaZuluNatal Durban. A critical evaluation of the key theoretical concepts and models on Xenophobia as depicted in the drama of M.S. Serudu, Naga ga di etelane” A qualitative approach.

• A paper presented at the International Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 27-29 September 2010, University of South Africa, National Cultural History Museum, Vissagie Street, Pretoria. South Africa. Folklore and performance; reclaiming the lost cultural identity through oral Tradition

• The 8th International Society for Oral Literature in Africa (ISOLA) 06 days from 15 - 20 July 2010 Leisure Lodge, Diani, Mombasa, University of Nairobi, Kenya . Infusion of folklore in the South African Jazz; An Analysis of some of the tracks of Sello Galane in his CD “Free Kiba”

• Orality and the new Dispensation in South Africa. A keynote address presented at the Regional Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society(SAFOS) and Annual General Meeting(AGM) 10- 12 September 2009, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

• A paper presented at the international Conference of WOCAL 6- Cologne August 17th – 21st 2009. University of Cologne. Germany. The Dillema, Challenges and opportunities faced by the language of South Africa in their teaching and Learning

• A paper presented at the international Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) 08 – 10 July 2009. University of Western Cape. South Africa. From orality to scribality to textuality”: A critical evaluation of the elements of orality in the novel of Matsepe, Lešitaphiri.

• A paper presented pared for Multilingualism Conference, 09 & 10 October 2008, Emperor’s Palace Hotel, Johannesburg. The role of the media in the effective implementation of multilingualism in Local government.

• “A paper presented at the the Oral History Conference, 7 -10 October 2008, University of Fort Hare, East London. Our roots and ancestors are in Lozitha, Swaziland”: A veiled memory and Untold story of the origin of Banareng ba Letsoalo (Mamahlola).

• A paper presented at the 10th Biennial International Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society (SAFOS) 23 – 26 September, 2008. National University of Lesotho, Roma LESOTHO. Contesting space in folklore Studies: An interdisciplinary approach.

• A Paper presented at the Fulbright (US Embassy South Africa) language and teaching workshop. July 11, 2008 at Entabeni Game Lodge, Mokopane. 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 presented at 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. The Prediction of a new South Africa in OK Matsepe’s Kgorong ya Mošate.

• A paper presented at the 7th International Conference of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA) 11-15 June 2008, Lecce, ITALY. Transmission and Archiving of Oral Literature through the click of a Button

• A paper presented at the Lwelaphanda Business Intelligence on the theme Redefining Traditional Leadership Roles. 11- 12 December 2007. Midrand Conference Centre, Johannesburg. South Africa. Promotion of Indigenous Languages in Southern Africa: the role of the MER Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture: A case study.

• A paper presented at the Oral History Conference, The Ranch Hotel, Polokwane, South Africa The dilemma of the accuracy vis-á-vis the biasness of the Interview Method as a tool for capturing data in research

• A paper presented at the African Language Association for Southern Africa (ALASA) 9 TH – 12TH July 2007, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Totemism: A Symbolic Representation of a Clan or Group Amongst Basotho ba Leboa.

• 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. The significance of figurative and poetic language in indigenous healing System

• A paper presented at the Southern African Folkore Society (SAFOS) 9th Biennial International Conference hosted by the University of Cape Town from the 4th – 5th July 2006. The enhancing and inculcating folklore amongst the youth: A case study

• A paper presented at the 2nd Conference of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies.(IATIS) 11th – 14th July 2006. University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Intercultural Encounters through Verbal Performance and Visual Cultures as portrayed in indigenous music of South African Women.

• A paper presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Oral Literature in Africa.(ISOLA): University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. The Origin and Context Practice of Khekhapa an Indigenous Cultural Performance of Balobedu from South Africa.

• 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. 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 presented at 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. Celebrating our Living Heritage within our different cultures through cultural performances and exhibitions

• A paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the African Languages of Southern Africa (ALASA). University of Johannesburg South Africa. July 5 – 9, 2005. Oral Art and performance: Another face of the Indigenous Languages.

• A paper presented the Kenya Oral Literature Association(KOLA). 22 – 25 November 2005. Sunset Hotel, Kisumu City. KENYA. Digitalization of Oral Literature: A new paradigm In Oral Literature Research.

• A paper presented at the perspectives on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems. September 18-19, 2003. University of South Africa, Pretoria. South Africa. Operational Procedures and Techniques in the erection of an Indigenous house.

• A paper presented at the African Literature Association (ALA) 30th anniversary conference, April 14 – 18, 2004. University of Wisconsin-Madison.USA. Verbal performance and visual cultures as portrayed in Traditional dance performed by South African Women.

• A paper presented at the Interim conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) 5-7 July 2004, National University of Lesotho. ROMA. The effects of the new dispensation in South Africa on the writing of Northern Sotho Literature.

• A paper presented at the 5th conference of the international Society for Oral Literature in Africa. (ISOLA) 15 –17 July 2004, University of Gambia, Banjul, Gambia. The role of audio-visual appliances in the preservation of African Oral Literature.

• A paper presented at the 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. Operational Procedures and Geometrical Techniques In the erection of an Indigenous House.

• A paper presented at the 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. The connection between the Living and living- Dead from an African Perspective.

• A paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the African Languages of Southern Africa (ALASA).University of Stellenbosch. South Africa. July 7 – 11, 2003 The poetry of BMT Makobe: Gender issues and stereotypes

• Multilingualism in South Africa. Seminar on the impact of Language in Business. August 21- 22, 2003: Oasis Motel in Polokwane. South Africa.

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