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Zinhle Nkosi

Position Lecturer
Discipline IsiZulu Education
Phone 031 260 3691
Email nkosiz@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Edgewood Campus
Office Address CF 124, Main Tutorial Building

Degrees Held

  • Teachers’ Diploma, BA, BA (Hons), M Ed, PhD.

Profile

Awards:

  • NRF Prestigious Scholarship recipient.
  • UKZN Graduate Scholarship recipient.

Research interests:

  • Reading, language policy, language pedagogy, literature.

Teaching interests:

  • Critical, social constructivist, Cultural and Post-modern theories.
  • Linguistics

Supervision:

  • Supervises Master’s & PhD students.
  • Have graduated six students at Masters level, currently supervising five PhDs & five M Ed studies.

Community involvement/Outreach:

  • Involved in Masifunde Sonke Community Project.

Publications/Selected Publications (2014 – 2016):

Journal Articles:

  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2011). Ubudlelwane Obuphakathi Kokufundisa Ukufunda Okubhaliwe Nezinkolelo Zothisha Olimini Lwasekhaya Lwesizulu. South African Journal of African Languages (Sajal), 34 (1), Pp 21-34.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2011). Exploring Gender Stereotypes in Secondary School Literary Texts: A Case of Jija Secondary School in Nkandla District, in South Africa. South African Journal of African Languages, 33:(2), Pp. 133-142.
  • Nkosi, Z.P (2013). Postgraduate Students’ Experiences and attitudes Towards Isizulu as the Medium of instruction at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Current Issues in Language Planning, Doi: 10.1080/14664208.2014.915456.
  • Nkosi, Z.P; Ntuli, S.L. & Ngcobo, N.Y. (2014). Lecturers’ Experiences in Supervising Research in the Medium of Isizulu and their Language Preferences in Disseminating Research. Alternation Special Journal, 21 (12), Pp.  49 – 76.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2014). Le Mpi Akuyona Eyamagwala: Isizulu Njengolimi Lokufundisa Enyuvesi Yakwazulu-Natal. Alternation Special Edition , 21 (13) , Pp. 292 – 325.
  • Ngcobo, N.Y, Nkosi, Z.P & Buthelezi TM, Ntuli, S. (2014). The Use of Situational Approach in Teaching Isizulu Language To Non-Mother Tongue Speakers. Alternation Journal, 21 (13), Pp. 273 – 291.
  • Nkosi Z.P. 2016. What Content Can B.E Taught Using Zulu Proverbs and How? A Case of one Durban Secondary School. Studies of Tribes and Tribals, 14(2), 100-109.

Complete Research Record:

  • Nkosi, Z.P. & Mbatha, T. (2009). Tell Me What You Know and How You Do It: Foundation Phase Teachers’ Conceptions and attitudes Towards Teaching Reading Comprehension.  4th Annual Rasa Conference at the Gauteng University of Witwatresrand Conference, 16-18 October.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2010). Ukufundisa Ukufunda Nokubhala: Othisha Bakuqonda Kanjani Futhi Banaziphi Izinkolelo Ngokuxhumana Kwakho Ezikoleni Zamabanga Aphansi Esizulu Eningizimu Afrika. Paper Presented at the Alta Conference in Sheraton Madison Hotel, Wisconson, Usa, 22-25 April.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2010). Oral Presentation in Isizulu Mother Tongue Pedagogy: A Case of Two Undergraduate Classes at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, University of Kwazulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg Campus, 20-22 September.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2011). An Exploration into the Teaching of Reading in Selected Foundation Phase Isizulu Home Language Classes in Umlazi Schools. Paper Presented at the Alasa Conference at the University of Kwazulu Natal in Durban (Howard College Campus), 18-20 July.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. & Nkosi, B.E. (2011). Exploring Phd Students’ Supervision Experiences at Ukzn. Paper Presented at the University of Kwazulu-Natal’s 5th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference in Durban (Westville Campus), 26-28 September.
  • Nkosi, Z.P & Nkosi, B.E (2012). Ucwaningo Ngemizwa Yabafundi Ngokufundiswa Ngesizulu Enyuvesi Yakwazulu-Natal, Eningizimu  Afrika. (The Study of Postgraduate Students ‘attitudes Towards Isizulu as A Medium of instruction at the University of Kwazulu-Natal).Paper Presented at the Alta Conference in Wisconson, Usa.
  • Nkosi, Z.P (2013). Postgraduate Students’ Experiences and attitudes Towards Isizulu as the Medium of instruction at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. Paper Presented on 27 September at the Utlo Conference at the University of Kwazulu Natal, in Durban.
  • Nkosi, Z.P (2013). Le Mpi Akuyona Eyamagwala: Ukufundisa, Ukweluleka Ucwaningo Nokucwaninga Ngesizulu E-Ukzn. Paper Presented in the College of Humanities Colloquium on African Languages in South Africa’s Dispensation of Freedom and Democracy on 7 November 2013. Durban: Ukzn.
  • Nkosi, Z.P (2014). Ukufundisa Isizulu Kubafundi Abangamazulu Enyuvesi Yakwazulu Natal. Iphepha  Elethulwa Engqungqutheleni Ye-Utlo Endikimba  Yayithi “ Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education Systemic Change, Curriculum Reform, Quality Promotion and Professional Development” Iphepha Lethulwa Ngomhla Ka 27 September.
  • Nkosi Z.P (2015). Oh My God! Sekuyileso Sikhathi Futhi? Paper Presented at the Colloquium on Language Education in Curricula and African Languages Pedagogy on 17-19 September, Marine Parade - Garden Court, Durban.
  • Nkosi Z.P & Hlongwa T (2015). inqubomgomo Yolimi Yasenyuvesi Yakwazulu-Natali: Bukhona Ubudlelwane Phakathi Kwenqubomgomo Nokwenzeka Enyuvesi? Paper Presented at the 9th Annual Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference: Re-Imagining Higher Education Policy Implementation: Can Policy Learn From Practice? Complexities, Challenges and Possibilities on 21-23 September 2015, Elangeni Hotel, Durban, South Africa.
  • Nkosi Z.P. (2015). Isizulu Enyuvesi Yakwazulu-Natali: Siyalingana Nesingisi? Paper Presented at the Language Simposium: Advancing the intellectualization of indigenous Languages in Higher Education on 20 October 2015, Ukzn, Durban (Howard College Campus).
  • Nkosi Z.P & Mhlongo By (2015). Ukucwaninga Ngesizulu Emfundweni Ephakeme: Amatemu Ocwaningo Kanye Nemithombo Eshicilelwe Ngolimi Lwesizulu. Paper Presented at the 9th Annual Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference: Re-Imagining Higher Education Policy Implementation: Can Policy Learn From Practice? Complexities, Challenges and Possibilities on 21-23 September 2015, Elangeni Hotel, Durban, South Africa.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2011). Ubudlelwane Obuphakathi Kokufundisa Ukufunda Okubhaliwe Nezinkolelo Zothisha Olimini Lwasekhaya Lwesizulu. South African Journal of African Languages (Sajal), 34 (1), Pp 21-34.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2011). Exploring Gender Stereotypes in Secondary School Literary Texts: A Case of Jija Secondary School in Nkandla District, in South Africa. South African Journal of African Languages, 33:(2), Pp. 133-142.
  • Nkosi, Z.P (2013). Postgraduate Students’ Experiences and attitudes Towards Isizulu as the Medium of instruction at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. Current Issues in Language Planning, Doi: 10.1080/14664208.2014.915456.
  • Nkosi, Z.P; Ntuli, S.L. & Ngcobo, N.Y. (2014). Lecturers’ Experiences in Supervising Research in the Medium of Isizulu and their Language Preferences in Disseminating Research. Alternation Special Journal, 21 (12), Pp.  49 – 76.
  • Nkosi, Z.P. (2014). Le Mpi Akuyona Eyamagwala: Isizulu Njengolimi Lokufundisa Enyuvesi Yakwazulu-Natal. Alternation Special Edition , 21 (13) , Pp. 292 – 325.
  • Ngcobo, N.Y, Nkosi, Z.P & Buthelezi TM, Ntuli, S. (2014). The Use of Situational Approach in Teaching Isizulu Language To Non-Mother Tongue Speakers. Alternation Journal, 21 (13), Pp. 273 – 291.
  • Nkosi Z.P. 2016. What Content Can B.E Taught Using Zulu Proverbs and How? A Case of one Durban Secondary School. Studies of Tribes and Tribals, 14(2), 100-109.

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