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Bongeka H

42 years old

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I am a: -Private Coach: IsiZulu -Language Practitioner -Lecturer (UJ) -Tutor/ Mentor: Scholars to Postgrads -Translator, Editor, Proofreader, Interpreter -Wits PhD Candidate (School of Languages)

I am patient and I get more motivated when I see my language students improve and getting things right. I enjoy seeing them delight from their achievements, especially when their grades improve at school and when they start speaking the language.


• Current: PhD (School of Language, Literature & Media)-WITS
• 2015: MA( Translation)-WITS
• 2013: BA Honours(Translation & Interpreting)-WITS
• 2001: BA Honours (IsiZulu)-UKZN
• 1999: BA (Linguistics)-UKZN

My Proudest

• -Successful translation of Wits Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib’s book, SA’s Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects from English into isiZulu.
• -Publishing 2x isiZulu short stories.
• -Receiving merit awards from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Wits University for outstanding performance.


  • University Tutoring


First Year - Postgrad

I am passionate about teaching isiZulu.

  • Language Tutoring


Beginner - Advanced

I have been a language practitioner and tutor for over 15 years. I’m excellent and have received 2x merit awards for isiZulu from two universities respectively (UKZN and Wits).

  • School Tutoring


Grade 1 - Grade 12

I am an expert. I have coached learners in isIZulu at all levels. From Grade 1 to University postgraduate students and I have also taught adult beginners, from middle-aged to pensioners. I have also taken corporate groups of two to twelve learners.

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