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Dr. Peter Oluwaseun Merisi is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Languages, Literacies and Literatures, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Prior to his arrival at Wits in January 2023, Dr. Merisi had lectured for close to a decade at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Durban University of Technology. Thereafter, he was appointed as the postgraduate research advising specialist and academic developer on the Mafikeng campus of the North-West University (February 2021- December 2023). Dr. Merisi has published several articles and book chapters in reputable and accredited local and international journals. He has also supervised several postgraduate students. His research areas include Academic literacy, grammar teaching, multilingualism, teacher education, teaching English as a second language, digital humanities, language and assessments, language policies, etc. He is currently coordinating the bachelor of honours degree programme in the English Education Unit of Wits School of Education.
Sindisiwe Msani is currently completing her PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She has a Bachelor of Education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal; an Honours Bachelor of Education from the same university specialising in isiZulu; and a Master in Education in Language and Arts, specialising in isiZulu. She is a former educator (2010-218). Since December 2018, she has been working as a lecturer at higher education institutions (private and public). She has participated in many programs to promote African languages. She is currently working as an associate lecturer at Wits School of Education for isiZulu FAL and Home Language. Her research interests include code-switching, multilingualism, multiculturalisms, teaching pedagogies, inclusive education and language policies.
Favour Mba is currently a research assistant at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Education, South Africa under the mentorship of Dr Peter Merisi. She has a master’s degree from the Vaal University of Technology. She is passionate about research and currently researches the link between digital technologies and pedagogic practices in teacher education programmes. She is an emerging scholar, very dedicated and passionate about research writing.