Administrative Staff

Prof Attie de Lange

  +27 18 299 1558
   Building E9 - 108, Potchefstroom

Ms Elsa van Tonder

Senior Administrative Assistant
Financial Administration
  +27 18 299 1485
   Building E9 - 108, Potchefstroom

Ms Nicoline Gerber

Administrative Assistant
General Administration
  +27 18 285 2421
   Building E9 - 108, Potchefstroom

Academic Staff

Prof Rigardt Pretorius

Subject Chair: Professor of Setswana

BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD (PU for CHE)

Syntax and semantics of Setswana
  +27 18 299 1510
   Building E9 - G18, Potchefstroom

Prof Etienne Terblanche

Professor of English Literature

BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD

English Literature; E.E. Cummings; T.S. Eliot; Ecocriticism; Iconicity Studies
  +27 18 299 1538
   Building E9 - 221, Potchefstroom

Prof Bernard Odendaal

Professor of Creative Writing

BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD (UFS)

Afrikaans Creative Writing; Afrikaans Poetry; Literary Theory; Literary Translation; Poetry Criticism
  +27 18 299 1782
   Building E9 - G04, Potchefstroom

Prof Nicholas Meihuizen

Professor of English Literature

BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD; HDL (Natal)

Modernism; Romanticism; Irish Poetry in English; American Poetry; Shakespeare
  +27 18 299 1557
   Building E9 - 231, Potchefstroom

Dr Rilette Swanepoel

Senior Lecturer of Language Practice
Postmodern South African Literature
  +27 16 910 3467
   Building 7 - 225, Vanderbijlpark
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Dr Susan Meyer

Senior Lecturer of Afrikaans Literature

BA; HOD; BA Hons; MA; D.Litt et Phil

Literary Criticism; Eco-critical Approach to Contemporary Afrikaans Narratives
  +27 18 299 4723
   Building C6 - 230, Potchefstroom
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Ms Carina Grobler

Lecturer of French

BA, BA Hons (UFS), MA (Grenoble, France)

Teaching French as a Foreign Language; Development and Assessment of French Oral Skills; CALL
  +27 18 299 1059
   Building E9 - 112C, Potchefstroom

Prof Phil van Schalkwyk

Lecturer of Afrikaans and Dutch Literature

BA Hons; MA; PhD

Comparative Literature; Literary Theory; Afrikaans and Dutch Poetry and Prose
  +27 18 299 1492
   Building E9 - 234, Potchefstroom

Dr Zanétte Meintjes

Senior Lecturer

BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD

Applied Linguistics; Academic Literacy; Corpus Linguistics
  +27 18 299 1043
   Building F4 - 106, Potchefstroom

Dr Louise Olivier

Lecturer of Academic Literacy

BA; BA Hons; PGCE; MEd; PhD

Academic Literacy Skills
  +27 18 285 2210
   Building F4 - 105, Potchefstroom

Ms Amanda Potgieter

Lecturer of Academic Literacy

BEd Hons; MEd

Academic Literacy; Teaching-learning; Educational Psychology
  +27 18 299 1040
   Building F4 - 103, Potchefstroom

Dr Yolande Botha

Lecturer of English Linguistics

BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD

Corpus Linguistics; Grammatical Analyses of English and Afrikaans; Systemic Functional Linguistics
  +27 18 299 1561
   Building E9 - 224, Potchefstroom

Dr Karien van den Berg

Lecturer of English Linguistics


Writing; Validation; Assessment; English as a Second Language
  +27 18 299 1554
   Building E9 - 218, Potchefstroom

Prof Franci Greyling

Lecturer of Creative Writing

BA; BA Hons; BEd Psig; MA; PhD; HED

Creative Writing; Children and Youth Literature; Site Specific Digital Literature
  +27 18 299 1781
   Building E9 - G30, Potchefstroom
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Prof Ian Bekker

Lecturer of English Linguistics


English Sociolinguistics; Phonetics
  +27 18 299 1551
   Building E9 - 215, Potchefstroom
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Dr Herculene Kotzé

Lecturer of Translation and Interpreting Studies


Translation and Translation Training; Interpreting and Interpreting Training; Educational Interpreting
  +27 18 299 1502
   Building E9 - G28, Potchefstroom
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Ms Retha Fritz

Lecturer of Academic Literacy

BA; BA Hons; MA

Academic Literacy; Blended Learning; eLearning Environments; Assessment; eAssessment
  +27 18 299 1044
   Building F4 - 107, Potchefstroom
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Prof Tobie van Dyk

Director: Centre for Academic and Professional Language Practice

BA; BA Hons; HED; MA; PhD

Applied Linguistics; Language Testing; Academic Literacy
  +27 18 299 1048
   Building F4 - 108, Potchefstroom

Ms Gerda Wittmann

Subject Chair: Lecturer of German

BA; BA Hons; MA (US)

Teaching German as a Foreign Language
  +27 18 299 1560
   Building E9 - 207, Potchefstroom

Prof Thys Human

Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch Literature

BA; BA Hons (Training Management); BA Hons (Afrikaans); MA; DLitt (UJ)

Afrikaans Literature; Prose and Drama
  +27 18 299 1559
   Building E9 - 232, Potchefstroom

Dr Philip van der Merwe

Senior Lecturer of German

BA; BA Hons; MA; PhD; PGCE (NWU), Certificate: “Methodik und Didaktik des fremdsprachlichen Deutschunterrichts” (Goethe-Institut)

German Comparative Literary Studies
  +27 18 299 1565
   Building E9 - 216, Potchefstroom

Dr Michèle duPlessis-Hay

Subject Chair: Senior Lecturer of English Literature

BA; BA Hons; BA Hons (Rand); MLitt (Oxon); PhD (Rand)

Renaissance Literature; Ben Jonson; The Inklings; Early Equestrian Writing
  +27 18 299 1556
   Building E9 - 220, Potchefstroom