In the Media


Addressing language barriers is key to student success

University World News| Issue No: 450 – 10 March 2017

Language as a constitutional right

Providing support in English-medium institutions is one approach to improving student performance, but others have been proposed. According to Dr Langa Khumalo, introducing mother tongue or indigenous African languages at universities is a “constitutional imperative”.

Khumalo, who is linguistics director in the Language Planning and Development Office at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, said: “The introduction of African languages at universities improves the quality and quantity of academic engagement. The students engage more actively in – read more

UKZN Earns Two Pan SA Language Board Awards

UKZNDABA Online| Volume 5 | Issue 5 – 9 March 2017

Dr Langa Khumalo receiving the award from Dr Rakwena Mpho Monareng, CEO Pan SA Language Board.
Dr Langa Khumalo receiving the award from Dr Rakwena Mpho Monareng, CEO Pan SA Language Board.

UKZN has received two awards from the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB).

One was in the Education Category while the other was for the book Imhlamvu Yelanga, which won in the PanSALB Language and Literature Category.

The awards were in recognition of the work UKZN has done in the promotion and development of official languages, in particular isiZulu. The book is a product of the University Language Board (ULB) literature competition that is an annual event hosted by the University Language Planning and Development Office. – read more

Ikhophasi YesiZulu Izoba Wusizo

Ulwesine, Agasti 28, 2014

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Uhlelo Lokwakhiwa Kwamatemu

Ulwesine, Agasti 21, 2014

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UKZN establishing isiZulu as an academic language

Meet our community: Dr Langa Khumalo, isiZulu Language Champion

8th Annual Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference – Plenary Panel with Prof Sozinho Matsinhe & Dr Langa Khumalo