Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit

Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education

About the unit

Xitsonga National Lexicography unit‘s key mandate is to document, preserve, develop and compile monolingual and translation dictionaries that assist in the development of the two languages. They assist students who have registered Xitsonga, Lexicography and BA Language Practice with language related queries. Every year the final year BA Language Practice students benefit from the NLU’s by doing experiential learning.

Staff profile

Full names: Dr. Hlengiwe Thomas Mashele
Designation: Editor-in-Chief
Qualifications: BA Degree (UL), HED (UL), BA Hons in Xitsonga (UL), BA Hons in Qualifications: English (UL) MA in Lexicography (UP), PhD Lexicography (OGU), Certificate of Training on Digitalisation and Sketch Engine Software Program (Cambridge University, UK), Certificate of Achievement – Understanding English Dictionaries (Coventry University, UK).

Full names: Dr Machete Hlupheka Amos
Designation: Lexicographer
Qualifications: BA (UL), HED (UL), BA Hons (UL), MA (UL) MA (UFS, PhD (UL)
Email: macheteha@gmail.com

Full names: Ms. Pearl Zora Nkateko Magamana
Designation: Lexicographer
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science, Diploma in Business Management (S.A.I.M), MA (Language Practice) in Lexicography and Terminology.

Full names: Mr Johannes Djento Baloyi
Designation: Office Manager
Qualifications: National Diploma (Management Assistant)

Full names: Ms. Beauty Rikhotso
Designation: Office Assistant
Qualifications: Matriculated (1994) and Diploma in Computer Practice

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