Ms Sannah Leah Baker is a Lecturer in the Department of African Language. She has worked for over 25 years in the higher education sector. She specialises in Linguistics and Literature.  She has supervised Honours students. Ms Sannah Leah Baker is a co-chairperson of Health and Safety committee in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Venda. She has published in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are:

1) M.G. Maluleke & S.L. Baker. Reviewing the socio-cultural effects of the customary marriage act of South Africa on women. Gender and Behaviour. 2020, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p14873-14885. 13p.

2) Baker SL & Maluleke MG. Proverbs as A Device to Justify Women Abuse: A Case of Sesotho Sa Leboa in South Africa. Gender and Behaviour. 2020, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p16698-16706. 9p.

3) She has also written book chapters. Mphasha, LE; Baker, SL; Matheere LM and Abe Y. (2021) Northern Sotho/Sesotho sa Leboa (S32) in Seunghun J Lee, Yuko Abe and Daisuke Shinagawa(Eds).  Descriptive materials of morphosyntactic microvariation in Bantu vol 2: A microparametric survey of morphosyntactic microvariation in Southern Bantu languages. Research Institute of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies 3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534 Japan. Printed in Japan by Nihon Root Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd, ISBN 978-4-86337-343-3.

Department: Department of African Languages
Designation: Lecturer
Qualifications: MA (UP), BA Hons (UP), FDE (UP) BA (Unisa), JSTC (Transvaal Teachers Training College).
Phone: +2715 962 9231
Email: sannah.baker@univen.ac.za
Office No: 12, Humanities and Social Sciences Building