Dr Tshinetise David Raphalalani is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of African Languages. He had worked for 27years in the Department of Basic Education as a secondary school teacher when he joined UNIVEN. He has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students. Dr Tshinetise David Raphalalani is the current Board Chairperson of Tshivenḓa National Lexicography Unit (TNLU) in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Venda. His research interests lie primarily in sociolinguistics, morphology and folklore. He specialises in Morphology Folklore and Sociolinguistics and has published extensively in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among his recent publications are:

  • Raphalalani TD 2021. Gendered Approach to Tshivenḓa Proverbial Expressions. Gender and Behaviour, 19, 2. 17783-17787.
  • TD Raphalalani & LE Mphasha 2021 Practices Caught Between the African Cultures and the South African Constitution (1996): A Case Study of Northern Sotho and Tshivenḓa Proverbs. Gender and Behaviour 19 No 1 17659- 17683.
  • TD Raphalalani 2017 The Significance and Appropriateness of Tshivenḓa Proverbs in New South Africa. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology 9,3 98-105.

Department: Department of African Languages
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: BA (Hons), MA (SUN) STD (VECO), Dipl. Ed Management, PhD (Univen)
Phone: +2715 962 8201
Email: tshinetise.raphalalani@univen.ac.za
Office no: 24, Humanities and Social Sciences Building