Assoc Prof Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst

Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor and Director for the Multilingualism Education Project (MEP) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). MEP teaches isiXhosa to both staff and students across faculties. In addition, MEP provides translation services with English/IsiXhosa and English/Afrikaans language combinations. I am also the chairperson of the Language Policy Committee (LPC) of the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee. I also chair the Language Policy Task Team (LPTT) for the review and language policy implementation at UCT. Other positions outside the university include, being the chairperson of the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB); council member and chairperson of accreditation committee for the South African Translators’ Institute (SATI); deputy chairperson Community of Practice for African Languages (CoPAL) of the Universities South Africa (USAf); member of the Western Cape Provincial Geographical Names Committee (WCPGNC), prior that I was the deputy chairperson of the South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC). I am currently a commissioner of the IsiZulu Commission of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN) under the African Union (AU). I was the Board member of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Prior to joining UCT, I was at the University of KwaZulu-Natal UKZN) and held various positions, namely:- Director (Acting) of the University Language Planning and Development Office, Head/Cluster Leader of the African Languages, Linguistics and Development Modules. As an academic I lectured in the field of language practice focussing on translation, interpreting. Over and above that, at UKZN, I lectured on semantics, isiZulu and IsiZulu Teaching Methods in the School of Education. Previously I held various positions as the Dean, Head of Department, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at the Durban University of Technology. Some of my research is done jointly with my Masters and Doctoral students.