Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst

AboutDr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst

Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst

Director (Acting): ULPDO

Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst is the Acting Director of the Language Planning and Development Office (ULPDO) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is the former Head of African Languages, Linguistics & Development Modules and Senior Lecturer. She lectured translation and interpreting studies, semantics and research methodology. She is currently the chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal South African Translators’ Institute Chapter (SATI), the deputy chairperson of the South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC); a board member of the Pan South African Language Board and a commissioner for the isiZulu Commission of the ACALAN in the African Union. Prior joining the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst was the Head of the Department: Media, Language & Communication, a Senior Lecturer and the Programme Co-ordinator: for the Translation and Interpreting Practice programme at the Durban University of Technology. She holds a BPaed, BA (Hons) degrees from the University of KwaZulu- Natal, an MA degree from Stellenbosch University and A DTech: Language Practice degree from DUT. She is an accredited member of SATI. Her research focuses on various aspects of language including teacher education and on providing interpreting services in KwaZulu-Natal. She presented papers locally and internationally in the USA, UK, Australia and various parts of Europe. She is also interested in translation, terminology development as well as South African Sign Language (SASL) and its development and has presented papers in these fields. She is involved in IMIA, SATI, Interpreters Chapter, IATIS. For two terms in succession, she held the position of the Chairperson of the KZN Provincial Language Committee (KZN PLC), which is the substructure of PanSALB. She worked on the language policy for DUT. She lectured in Communication, Applied First Language, isiZulu, Translation, Interpreting, and Research Methodology in the department. She lectured various aspects of linguistics at UKZN. She supervises students’ research at BTech, Hons, MA and PhD levels.