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

Mr Johannes Djento Baloyi – Office Manager – Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit – Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education
Mr Johannes Djento Baloyi is an Office Manager at the Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit appointed in 2001. He has worked for over 20 years since 2001 to date. Designation: Office Manager Qualifications: National Diploma (Management Assistant)

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Ms Beauty Rikhotso – Office Assistant – Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit – Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education
Full names: Ms. Beauty Rikhotso Designation: Office Assistant Qualifications: Matriculated (1994) and Diploma in Computer Practice

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Ms. Pearl Zora Nkateko Magamana – Lexicographer – Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit – Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
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. Phone: Email: Office:

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Dr. Hlengiwe Thomas Mashele – Editor-in-Chief in the Department of African Languages – Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education
Dr. Hlengiwe Thomas Mashele – Editor-in-Chief in the Department of African Languages – Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education
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). Phone: Email: Office:

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Dr Machete Hlupheka Amos – Lexicographer – Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit – Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education
Dr Machete Hlupheka Amos – Lexicographer – Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit – Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education

Dr Machete Hlupheka Amos is a Lexicographer in the Department of African Languages, under Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit. He has worked for over 15 years in this unit. He also worked as an educator for a period of five years in the Department of Basic Education. He is currently working as a Lexicographer at the above-mentioned Unit. He also acted as a volunteer translator for the South African Translator’s Institute’s publications for the period between May to December 2020. He specialises in Xitsonga, Lexicography, Terminology, Human Language Technology, Document Design and Text Editing Theory and Practice.

Department: Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit
Designation: Lexicographer
Qualifications: BA (UL), HED (UL), BA Hons (UL), MA (UL) MA (UFS, PhD (UL)
Phone:
Email: macheteha@gmail.com