My Grants & Supervision Record

Grants awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa

  1. 2014–2016. Research on ‘tsotsitaal’ (Principal Investigator: Prof Ellen Hurst, University of Cape Town & Co-Investigator: Prof Thabo Ditsele, Tshwane University of Technology). Grant No.: 90273. Value: R320 400.
  2. 2019–2021. Research on ‘language and identity’ (Principal Investigator: Prof Thabo Ditsele, Tshwane University of Technology & Co-Investigator: Prof Heather Brookes, University of Cape Town). Grant No.: 116283. Value: R298 577.

As Main Supervisor

  1. Nontobeko T. Mbatha. 2017. Attitudes toward studying isiZulu at a university of technology: A survey of undergraduate students taking isiZulu as an L1 major. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation.
  2. Yanga L.P. Majola. 2018. South African non-official languages: A case for the adoption of isiBhaca as a medium of instruction in Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal (passed Cum Laude). Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation.
  3. Valencia K. Wagner. 2018. Transfer effects of Sepitori on the language performance of Setswana Home Language high school learners in Tshwane: Some case studies. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation.
  4. Solomon T. Macucwa. 2019. The use of Setswana as a language of business in the clothing industry at the West Rand District Municipality in Gauteng. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation.
  5. Gabriel L. Babili. 2019. Code borrowing during soccer commentaries on Thobela FM: Possible effects on the development of Northern Sotho. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation.
  6. Lebogang M. Madingwaneng. 2019. Linguistic contributions of Northern Sotho to Sepitori: Perspectives of Northern Sotho home language speakers brought up in Tshwane. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation.
  7. Abel L. Mohlahlo. 2019. Implementing the official language Act: A comparative study of selected national departments in South Africa. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation.

As Co-supervisor

  1. Thato C. Phega. 2016. Attitudes of Grade 12 learners toward Afrikaans as a compulsory First Additional Language: A study of a secondary school in Pretoria West. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation (Main Supervisor: Prof Chaka P. Chaka).
  2. Noluthando Tshuma. 2017. Language attitudes in South African high schools: Surveys from Boksburg and Devon (passed Cum Laude). Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation (Main Supervisor: Prof Charles C. Mann).
  3. Ntombekhaya P. Caga. 2017. English second language learning with technologies: A case study of a university in the Eastern Cape. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Doctoral thesis (Main Supervisor: Prof Charles C. Mann).
  4. Zempilo S. Gumede. 2018. A linguistic analysis of the isiZulu variety of Tsotsitaal in the Mandeni District in KwaZulu-Natal. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation (Main Supervisor: Prof Linda van Huyssteen).
  5. Mashadi Masha. 2019. Language attitudes, identity and power: A survey of isiZulu-speaking students at a university in Pretoria (passed Cum Laude). Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation (Main Supervisor: Prof Madoda P. Cekiso).
  6. Lehlohonolo V. Motake. 2020. Assessing attitudes of students and lecturers toward computer-aided translation tools at a South African university. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Doctoral thesis (Main Supervisor: Prof Madoda P. Cekiso).
  7. Khutso A. Malatji. 2020. The attitudes of Xitsonga L1 urban youth in Soshanguve toward the dialect accents of the rural elderly (passed Cum Laude). Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Master’s dissertation (Main Supervisor: Prof Charles C Mann). 
  8. Matefu L. Mabela. 2020. Language and discourse in contemporary South African politics: A critical discourse analysis. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Doctoral thesis (Main Supervisor: Prof Charles C Mann).

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