The African Languages and Literatures Section falls under the School of Languages and Literatures. The School of Languages and Literatures is one of the departments that fall under the Faculty of Humanities.
(Left picture) Robert Worship, Professor Joan Hambidge (Afrikaans) and Professor Sizwe Satyo (African Languages) (Right picture) Professor Satyo with his teacher (Mr N.N. Yaphi) and UKumkanikazi wamaMpondo (The King of the Mpondomise)
The African Languages and Literatures Section is currently able to offer Sotho and Xhosa courses, but if you have other Southern or East African languages (such as Swahili) that you are interested in studying, please contact us.
Click on the Languages button on the left to view our current language offerings and to find resources available for other African languages
(Right) Emeritus Professor Sandile Gxilishe (UMpinga) at his retirement party with Dr Rose Mantoa Smouse (left) and Dr Abner Nyamende (middle)
Shown below are some of the works by lecturers and professors in the African Languages Section:
(Left)Isaac Williams Wauchope - selected writings. A book edited by Dr Abner Nyamende and Jeff Opland (Research Fellow in the Department of African Languages, University of South Africa, and Research Associate in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
(Centre) IsiXhosa nokubhaliweyo ngesiXhosa by Professor Sizwe Satyo
(Right) Professor Sizwe Satyo's reissue of the Xhosa classic Zemk'inkomo magwalandini