I produced a documentary film titled, the Broken String. The Broken String is a documentary film that offers a sombre reflection of past and current injustices endured by the Bushman in South Africa. The Broken String shows on Cape Town TV – DSTV channel, 263.

I am a mother to a stillborn baby. In this conversation, I speak to Dr Jacob Cloete (Abrasive Media) about ‘Giving Birth to Death’ – the book I wrote about my pregnancy loss experience. I also reflect on the stigma and silence surrounding pregnancy loss in the South African society.

Is the PhD empowering women? 

In this conversation, I discuss my pre- and post-PhD journey. I reflect on how education was my ‘way out’ and the role my parents played in inculcating and nurturing my love and respect for education. Additionally, I touch on a stage I dubbed ‘PhD naivety’ – the stage during which I wrongfully assumed a PhD is all I needed.

Official opening of Dit is ‘n Noord-Kaap ding colloquium

The Inaugural Dit is ‘n Noord-Kaap ding (It’s a Northern Cape Thing) colloquium is a collaboration between the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) and the Northern Cape Provincial Government. It took place from 20 – 22 September 2021 at SPU. The colloquium was initiated and spearheaded by UWC lecturer Dr Lorato Mokwena, a lecturer in UWC’s Linguistics Department.

Orality and place-naming in Northern Cape’s towns

Orality plays a complex role in place-naming in the Northern Cape. This presentation discusses examples of how orality in the Northern Cape is employed to either: a) initiate and maintain an ‘unofficial’ naming system; b) preserve the socio-historical history of places and/or c) to contest written signage/official names.