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Richard Hondy Senior Lecturer: Dr Richard Hondy
Tel: 031 373 6737
Fax: 031 373 6734
Email: hondyr@dut.ac.za
Location: 3rd Floor, Mariam Bee
Campus: ML Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): PhD (UKZN); MA (Durham); BA Hons UWC

Bio: Dr Richard Hondy is the Senior Lecturer in the Department. He has a BA (Hons) from the University of the Western Cape, an MA in Applied Linguistics from Durham University in the UK and a PhD from UKZN. His current research focuses on tertiary and workplace discourse. He is the co-ordinator of a short course in language for Legal Professionals, and also runs an English Bridging course for Chinese students. He also has a position as Examiner for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the British Council.


Ms S Zulu Senior Lecturer: Dr Sylvia Zulu
Tel: 031 373 6802
Fax: 031 373 6734
Email: zulus@dut.ac.za
Location: 3rd Floor, Mariam Bee
Campus: ML Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): DLitt (UNIZUL), BA Hons in Translation Studies (UNISA)

Bio: Dr Sylvia Zulu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department. She has a doctorate in Afrikaans and her research was on Causality and Transitivity in Afrikaans using a Cognitive Approach. Before coming to DUT, she lectured full time at Umbumbulu College of Education and part time at the University of Zululand (Durban- Umlazi Campus). She also worked as a Quality Assurance Co-ordinator at Camperdown District Office (DOE). She is a professional translator and has translated some books into isiZulu namely, Exploring the History of Ukhahlamba Mountains by John Wright and Aron Mazel, Zola by Mark Lewis and Tanya Zack as well as Daughters of Modjadji.He research interests are in Linguistics and Translation. She has successfully supervised a number of B.Tech and Masters’ students.


 default-avatar Lecturer: Miss T Seedat
Tel: 031 373 5717
Fax: 031 373 5717
Email: tasneems@dut.ac.za
Location: 3rd Floor, Mariam Bee
Campus: ML Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): DLitt (UNIZUL), BA Hons in Translation Studies (UNISA)

Bio: Tasneem Seedat is a Lecturer in the Department of Media, Language and Communication at Durban University of Technology (DUT). With a background in television and educational content production, she began making films while a post-graduate. She has edited a wide variety of genres from documentary to reality TV, working at a number of production houses. She currently lectures Video: Theory and Practice in the Language Practice programme with her expertise in the communication field extending into the English and Communication Programme. Tasneem is an active member of the Faculty of Arts and Design representing the Department on various committees.


Caba Ngwane Lecturer: Ms Cabangile Ngwane
Tel: 031 373 6722
Fax: 031 373 6734
Email: cabangilen@dut.ac.za
Location: 3rd Floor, Mariam Bee
Campus: ML Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): MA (UKZN), MBA (MANCOSA)

Bio: Ms Cabangile Ngwane is a lecturer in the department. She has a Master’s degree in isiZulu which she obtained from UDW (UKZN) as well as another MA in Geography which is still incomplete. She also has an MBA which she obtained from MANCOSA. She taught in many different reputable schools before coming to DUT. She is lecturing Computer Usage and Language Dynamics at a BTech level, Applied First Language and IsiZulu to other levels. She is engaged community programme of assisting people to do farming to alleviate poverty. She wrote at poster for MILE symposium on “Enhancing Social Equity” where she obtained the certificate for her contribution. She also presented a paper at the DUT Institutional Research Day. She is currently working on her PhD.


Dr F Awung Lecturer: Dr Felix Awung
Tel: 031 373 6738
Fax: 031 373 6734
Email: felixa@dut.ac.za
Location: 3rd Floor Mariam Bee
Campus: ML Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): BA Combined Hons in English & French (UB), MA in Translation (UB), PhD in Language Practice (UFS)

Bio: Dr Felix Awung is a Lecturer in the Language Practice Programme. He is the Programme Coordinator for Language Practice as well as Translation and Interpreting Practice. He completed his PhD at the University of the Free State, and his Master’s and undergraduate studies at the University of Buea. Dr Awung has extensive experience in teaching French as a foreign language, English as a second language and translation studies. He is also active in research and has published papers in local and international journals.

Courses Currently Teaching: French, Applied Second Language, General Language Dynamics IV

Research and Innovation focus: Translation, interpreting, language teaching and learning, language rights, language planning and sociolinguistics.


MPILOYAMANTUNGWA Lecturer: Thabani Khumalo
Tel: 031 373 5135
Email: thabanik@dut.ac.za
Campus: ML Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): MA: Language Practice, BTECH: Translation and Interpreting Practice and ND: Translation and Interpreting Practice 

Bio: Thabani Khumalo is a lecturer in the Department of Media, Language and Communication (MLC). He holds the following qualifications: MA: Language Practice, BTech: Translation and Interpreting Practice and ND: Translation and Interpreting Practice. He is currently registered for a PhD at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). His research focus area is on the medical interpreting services in both public and private healthcare in South Africa. He is also a member of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA). Furthermore, he has received various awards from both the university and the industry. He enjoys teaching and always willing to learn new things everyday.

Courses Currently Teaching: Communication 101
Translation Theory and Practice 201
Translation Theory and Practice 401
Research Methodology 201

Research and Innovation focus: Medical interpreting.


Admin Staff

 

Ms B Ndlela Secretary: Ms Barbara Ndlela (Language Practice)
Tel: 031 373 6804
Email: ndlela@dut.ac.za
Location: 3rd Floor, Mariam Bee
Campus: ML Sultan Campus

Ms Lihle Computer Technician: Ms Lihle Dalasile
Department: Media Language and Communication
Email: tembelihled@dut.ac.za