Dimakatso is a language researcher for Sesotho sa Leboa at SADiLaR. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities majoring in Languages, BA Honours degree in African Languages (Sesotho sa Leboa) with minor dissertation titled: The Influence of Folktale Themes on Four Selected Northern Sotho Short Stories by J.R.L. Rafapa and a Masters of Arts degree with research dissertation in African Languages in the topic: Motif-Index as a Means to Identify Cultural Themes in Northern Sotho Fables all acquired at University of Johannesburg. His research interest is in literature and linguistic related fields such as morphology, semantics, syntax, lexicology and socio-linguistics. He strives to contribute in the development of Sesotho sa Leboa as an official language and building research capacity through digitisation programme which entails creation of relevant speech corpus, evaluation and promotion of digital language resources.
BA Honours in African Languages
MA dissertation in African Languages
He worked at the University of Johannesburg’s African Languages department for six years as a tutor and briefly as a Junior Lecturer, teaching Sesotho sa Leboa language for both mother tongue and non-mother tongue students. He left the department in pursuit of a permanent post and served as a Proof-reader at City of Johannesburg Municipality: Office of the Speaker, a position he held for two years before joining South African Center for Digital Language Resources as language researcher in 2018.