Mr Monnapula Molefe
Junior Lecturer
Linguistics and Language Practice
23 202
Linguistics and Language Practice
IB 27
051 401 9759
Stef Coetzee Building 202

Short CV

Monnapula Molefe was born in Fauresmith, a rural town in Southern Free State. He is a Junior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Language Practice (Dept. LLP) at the University of the Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein, South Africa. Monnapula holds an MA Language Practice, (Cum laude); BA Hons Language Practice and BA Language Practice from the UFS.

Before he joined the Department of Linguistics and Language Practice, Monnapula spent worked for the Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment (ULFE) at UFS. He took part in the training of ad hoc interpreters through the MIDP V (2011 - 2013). He also did freelance translation (English - Setswana) and interpreting (English - Setswana; English - SASL). He also assessed translation scripts (English - Setswana) in the undergraduate programme and was recently (2015) part of the short course on Simultaneous Interpreting (SI) at the Northern Cape Legislature.

Monnapula currently teaches Language Policy and Language Practice as well as The theory and practice of creative translation at undergraduate level. His current research interests include community interpreting and community translation; terminology development; translanguaging and Human Development Theory.


Molefe, M. & Marais, K. 2013. The role of language practrice in access to public services in South Africa: The case of Philippolis. In: Cuvelier, P, Du Plessis, T, Meeuwis, M. & Webb, V. Vandekerckhove, R. (eds.). Multilingualism from below: Studies in langauge policy in South Afirica. Bloemfontein: Van Schaick, pp. 72-87.

Area(s) of Interest

Courses Presented

HLAP1514 Language Policy and Language Practice

TPP224 The theory and practice of creative translation


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