Dr Morris Thembhani Babane is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of African Languages. He has worked for over twenty-five years in the higher education sector. He specializes in Language in Education, Sociolinguistics, Onomastics and Literature and has published extensively in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among his recent publications are: 1) Contesting a linguistic space: A case in the teaching and learning of African languages in private schools. 2) The role of multilingualism in an academic milieu at a selected South African university. 3) A description of the ceremonial transit to manhood: Lesson from Vatsonga rites of passages. He has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students. Dr Babane is the current coordinator of Xitsonga Section in the Department of African Languages at the University of Venda.

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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0253-6074

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: BA(Ed), BA (Hons), M.Ed (Unin), D.Ed (Unisa)
Phone: +27159628212
Email: babane@univen.ac.za
Office No: 33, Humanities and Social Sciences Building