• 2008   Philosophiae Doctor (PhD): University of Pretoria, SA  (and Brighton, UK). Thesis: Corpus design for Setswana lexicography. Supervisors: D.J. Prinsloo, Adam Kilgarriff & Roger Evans
  • 2005    Post Graduate Certificate (Research): Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI) University of Brighton.
  • 2001    Master of Philosophy (M.Phil): University of Oxford. Thesis: Word meaning, disambiguation and dictionaries: The Setswana case. Supervisor: David Cram.
  • 1998    Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE): University of Botswana
  • 1997    BA Humanities, (Single major English, First Class): University of Botswana. Thesis: Colonialism and Violence in Dambudzo Marechera’s “House of Hunger” and Alex la Guma’s “In the fog of the Season’s end.” Supervisor: Peter Mwikisa.

Workshops & Training Seminars attended

  • Abuja (Nigeria), 2 – 3 December 2010: Workshop on Capacity building for the Fulfulde, Hausa and Setswana Commissions
  • Tshwane, South Africa, 19 – 20 August 2010: Planning Workshop for the priority activities of the Setswana Vehicular Cross-Border Language Commission in Southern Africa
  • Johannesburg, South Africa. 3-5 November 2009. ACALAN organized Workshops to launch the Vehicular Cross-border Language Commissions of Chichewa/Chinyanja and Setswana
  • Hotel Fured, Balatonfured, Hungary. 3-11 July, 2004. Semantic Mining Ontology Summer School.
  • ITRI, Brighton, UK. 1-2 December, 2003. 2nd International Workshop on Dictionary Writing Systems, Lexicography Master classes.
  • ITRI, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK, 15-21 July 2001. Training Workshop in Lexicography and Lexical computing
  • University of Oxford, UK, Centre for Study of African Economies. 29-31 March 2001. Development Policy in Africa – Public and Private Perspectives Conference.

Other stuff

  • I possess an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Windows-based programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • I also have a working knowledge of Corel Draw 12 and Photoshop software.
  • I am experienced in the use of advanced text statistical analysis software, including Wordsmith Tools, and Language Explorer.
  • I won the Overseas Research Student (ORS) Award Scheme Award administered by Universities UK committee as a doctoral student at the University of Brighton, UK. The award was given on a competitive basis to international postgraduate research students of outstanding merit and research potential (2004).
  • I am a Rhodes scholarship finalist (1998).
  • Winner of the Dean’s Prize 1997 (an award given to the best graduating student in the Faculty of Humanities).

Awards

Awards

  1. 2013. Awarded Presidential Order of Honour by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana.
  2. 2011: Awarded one of the Top Outstanding Young Persons award by Junior Chambers International “in recognition of your Outstanding Services of Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment”
  3. 2010: Winner of the University of Botswana’s Emerging Arts Researcher of the Year 2010
  4. 2004: Winner of the Overseas Research Student (ORS) Award Scheme Award administered by Universities UK committee as a doctoral student at the University of Brighton, UK. The award was given on a competitive basis to international postgraduate research students of outstanding merit and research potential (2004).
  5. 2002. Awarded a research grant to carry out research to compile “Setswana Personal Names Dictionary”.
  6. 1997: Winner of the Dean’s Prize (An award given to the best graduating student in the Faculty of Humanities).

My mentors are: Adam Kilgarriff & Andy Chebanne – both scholars are outstanding in their areas of specialization!