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Andreas Bheki Mthembu
Position Lecturer
Discipline English Education
Phone 076 043 7708
Email Mthembua@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Edgewood Campus
Office Address F507 Edgewood Campus

Degrees Held

  • Mpumalanga College of Education: Primary Teachers Diploma
  • Executive Education: Personnel Management and Training
  • Damelin: Industrial Relations Diploma
  • University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate: Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English (COTE)
  • Canterbury Christ Church College/University:  English at Secondary Level Certificate (EASL)
  • University of Natal: Master of Commerce: Organisational and Management Systems
  • Kent University: Master of Arts: English Language Education (MA ELE)
  • Varsity College: Project Management Diploma



  • Taught English at high school level for 7 years.
  • Taught English and Communication at tertiary level for 5 years.
  • Have taught English Language Education for 6 years at university.


  • 1987-2002 Have published poems in the “New Nation” Tribute magazine & “Fidelities,” a Poetry journal.
  • 2002- 2009- Have edited 4 published books by Rev. S. Hlophe “Hope for the hurting heart”, “The Power Within”, “Be Inspired: Book 1 & Book 2”
  • 2007 Co-authored a published national Grade 9 English Language book titled: English. grade 9@ Macmillan published by Macmillan Publishers
  • 2008 Written and self-published a poetry book entitled ‘I will not dance’


  • Scholarship to study the teaching of English as a second language at Canterbury Christ Church College (UK) in 1994.
  • Scholarship to do a Masters in English language Education in Canterbury Christ Church College / Kent University 1n 1995 – 1996.

Research Interests:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching of Literature

Teaching Interests:

  • South African Poetry
  • Literature
  • Grammar, sociolinguistics, Reading


  • Honours and Masters students

Community Involvement/Outreach:

  • Associated with the Edgewood Extra Tuition Programme (EETP) and the Community Development

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