Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: PhD(UL), BAHons & MPhil Lexicography (SUN), BA & UED (Univen).
Phone: +2715 962 9176
Email: stshikota@univen.ac.za
Office No: FF14, New Education Building

Dr Shumani Leonard Tshikota is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Professional and Curriculum Studies. He has worked for over 18 years in the higher education sector. He specialises in languages in education. He has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students. Dr Tshikota is the current Teaching Practice Coordinator in the School of Education, Chairperson of a WIL and Teaching Practice committee in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Venda. He published extensively in peer reviewed and accredited journals and has written books and book chapters. Among his recent publications are:

1) Tshikota, S.L. and Musehane, N.M., 2020. An evaluation of Tshivenḓa orthography of adoptives with special reference to Pan South African Language Board spelling rule booklets. South African Journal of African Languages, 40(2), pp.223-227. 2)
2) Mphasha, L. E., Tshikota, S. L., & Mantsha, A. V. (2021). The Cultural Forms of Expression in Northern Sotho. Gender and Behaviour, 19(1), 17549-17564. 3)
3) Tshikota, S. L., Mantsha, A. V., & Mphasha, L. E. (2019). A critical analysis of the orthographic data in the lemmatization of nouns in dictionaries: a case of Tshivenḓa. Gender and Behaviour, 17(3), 13746-13755.

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