DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (1996): Ethnomusicology, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University , Durham, North Carolina.
Research advisor: Dr. Claudia Strauss (Harvard).
Dissertation title: "THE MUSIC INDABA: Music as Mirror, Mediator and Prophet in the South African Transition from Apartheid to Democracy" Research Expertise Areas: Anthropological theories of social transitions, history of anthropology, ideologies and apartheid, ethnomusicology of Southern Africa, non-violent conflict resolution, inter-cultural communication, peace movements.. .
MASTER OF ARTS (1994): Cultural Anthropology, Duke University , Durham, North Carolina. Research advisor: Dr. Claudia Strauss (Harvard University) and Dr. William O' Barr (Northwestern) Thesis title:.POLYPHONIC VOICES IN A COMPLEX SOCIETY: Reviewing History and Identity in South Africa through the Heteroglossic Discourse of Music.
Field of Thesis Specialization: Sociolinguistics
Thesis Title: “POLYPHONIC VOICES IN A COMPLEX SOCIETY:
Reviewing History and Identity in South Africa”.
Theories of Cultural Anthropology
History of Anthropology
Anthropology as Applied Profession
Ethnography of Communication
Language and Society
African Studies: The Idea of Africa
History of Apartheid in South Africa
Future Democracy in South Africa
HONOURS DEGREE (1982): English Literature. University of South Africa, Pretoria.
Specialization Topic: The Social Writings of the Romantic Era in Britain
Middle English: Translation and Literary Appreciation
Shakespeare and his Age: The Complete Plays
Twentieth Century Literature
Twentieth Century Literary Theory
BACHELOR OF ARTS (1977):, Witwatersrand University Johannesburg, South Africa, 1979.
English, Afrikaans / Nederlands, Philosophy of Religions, Classical Life and Thought, History and Appreciation of Music.
HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA- Postgraduate (1980): University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Areas of Specialization: Fundamental Education, Didactic Pedagogics, Psycho-pedagogics, Socio-pedagogics, Special Education, History of Pedagogics, Speech Training, Institutional Organization, Administration, Guidance and Advising.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF THE ARTS T.E.F.L. CERTIFICATION: International House, London. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).\
Specialization: International Teaching Methodology
Major Areas and Coursework:
Principles of Language Teaching and Learning
Techniques for Development of Competence in Communication
Monolingual and Multilingual Classes
Educational Techniques for Intercultural Classes
SPECIALIZED FIELD TRAINING:
MARCH 1995:FCC (Federal Communications Commission) CERTIFICATION:
RADIO PRESENTATION IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
Training, written and audio audition of the Federal Communications Commission.
WXDU 88.7FM Radio Station, Durham, North Carolina
Zulu Language Course. University of Witwatersrand Adult Education Program
Educators Instructional Training: Courses to teach the Educational Theories and Strategies for Basic Instructors' Course and the
Advanced Instructors' Courses: Education and Training Division: Standard Bank of South Africa, Johannesburg
Video Production Training: Scriptwriting, Camera and Editing Head of Video Production and Training Department:
Wim Spronk, Education and Training Division, Standard Bank of South Africa