Mafikeng lecturer receives recognition
Prof Themba Ngwenya of the English Department at North-West University’s Mafikeng Campus was re-elected as secretary of the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT) at its recent joint conference with the Linguistic Society of Southern Africa (LSSA) and the Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA) in Bloemfontein.
At the Conference, which was held from 22 to 29 June 2012 at the University of the Free State, office bearers were elected for the period 2012 to 2014.
According to Prof Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy, SAALT Chairperson, “This is proof of the appreciation that members of this national society hold for the work which Prof Ngwenya had conducted diligently on behalf of the Society and in the field of Applied Language studies in South Africa over a long period of time.”
Also announced at the conference was the fact that an article by Prof Ngwenya, Manifestations of the use of multilingualism in South African advertising, had topped the charts in terms of the number of recent downloads. It was said to be the most downloaded paper in the Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Journal (29(1): 1-16) in the recent past.
“It is an ISI-listed journal. We are proud that Prof Ngwenya’s work in this domain is noted by scholars as evidenced by the number of downloads,” Prof Coetzee-Van Rooy said.