Nobuhle Hlongwa

AboutNobuhle Hlongwa

Nobuhle Hlongwa is a professor and former Dean of Teaching and Learning (2012-2017) in the College of Humanities with 19 years of experience in academia. She joined the University of Durban Westville in 1998 as a lecturer. She provides strategic leadership on issues of teaching and learning in the College of Humanities. She is the author of a scholarly book ‘Ukuhlelwa Kolimi’, co-author of ‘Ulibo Lwemindeni’,  a guest editor for Alternation Journals; Multilingualism for access, language development and language intellectualisation (2010); African Languages in South Africa’s Dispensation of Freedom and Democracy(2014); African Indigenous Knowledge System in Mental Health, African Literature and Education (2016) . Hlongwa is an NRF rated scientist, a member of the Board of Directors of the International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. She is also an executive member of Indigenious Place Names. A former Commissioner for Linguistic Human Rights Tribunal. She was awarded the Mellon Merit award for Younger Scholars(2008/2009), Merit award for University Service and Community Involvement and also received a bilingualism/ Multilingualism award in the College of Humanities.