“He said, she said”: multilingualism at Rhodes

Date Released: Fri, 13 March 2015 12:28 +0200

Dr Nomalanga Mkhize, a lecturer in the Rhodes University History Department, has been the subject of much debate, after a picture detailing her actions in a History 101 lecture was posted on the Rhodes SRC Facebook group. Mkhize had been describing an African historical event when she switched to the isiXhosa vernacular in an attempt to fully explain the event’s greater meaning.

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