School of Education

Bonakele Mhlongo

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Bonakele Yvonne Mhlongo
Bonakele Mhlongo Lecturer

Seniority Dr.

Discipline isiZulu Education

Contact Number 031-260-3657

Campus Edgewood Campus

Office Address CF119 Wing 5 Main Tutorial Building

Last Updated 4 days ago

Degrees Held

  • Secondary Teaching Diploma – Eshowe College of Education: 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Natal: 1988
  • Bachelor of Education Honours – University of Natal : 1990
  • Master of Education – University of Northern Iowa: 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy – University of Zululand: 2017

Research Interests

  • IsiZulu language pedagogy
  • Reading and literacy matters
  • IsiZulu literature and Gender issues
  • Onomastics

Teaching Interests

  • Language Pedagogy
  • Language policy and African languages
  • IsiZulu literature: traditional and modern
  • Media and critical language awareness
  • Sociolinguistics

Selected Publications

Community Engagements

  • Member of the panel of Judges: South African Teachers’ National awards ((2012-2013)
  • Board member The Mission Press, Durban South Africa. (2013 – present)
  • Pastoral Care Commission Clermont Holiness Union Church
  • Member of Usiba Writer’s Guild (2008- 2019).
  • Member of the Panel of Judges: Azziz Hassim Literary awards.

Teaching Expertise

  • IsiZulu language pedagogy
  • Visual Literacy
  • IsiZulu Modern and traditional literature
  • Critical awareness of Language in Media
  • Sociolinguistics

Student Supervision