Prof Nomsa Satyo

Head of Department
African Languages
Contact Details: 
043 704 7157

Prof Nomsa Satyo is the Head of the Department of African Languages at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. She is a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award in Teaching.

Institutional winner. She teaches Historiography, Poetry, Literature, Drama, Oral Art, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Creative Writing. 

Research Interests: 

Her teaching and research areas include Orthography, Literature, Linguistics, Literature, Historiography, Second Language Acquisition. Language in Education. 

Historiography Literature Drama Poetry Phonetics and Phonology Morphology Syntax Second Language Acquisition Language in Education.

1. Article accepted- Title: “The Role of Culture in the Experiences of Pre-service Teachers in Using IsiXhosa to Teach Science Subjects in Grade 4-9” in the International Journal of Education, Culture and Society on the 30th October 2017.

2. Article accepted- Title:  The use of isiXhosa children’s poetry as a tool to integrate literacy, mathematics and life skills in Foundation phase: Grade R-3 in Journal South African Journal of Childhood Education on the 7th of October 2017.

3. Contributed a chapter in a book on the 9th of September 2017 and it was accepted on the 15th of August 2018. The book was launched in September 2018 during the 2nd UWC Annual Conference on Early Literacy Development. The book is titled WORDS TO IDEAS: THE ROLE OF LITERACY IN ENHANCING YOUNG CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMMENT”. FIRST EDITION 2018.  The tittle of the chapter is “Ukukhuthazwa kokufundiswa kwemibongo yabantwana kwiLitherasi njengesixhobo sokuthungelanisa iziBalo neZakhono zoBomi kumabanga: R-3”. Co-author: Dr N.Z.Gxekwa

4. The art and craft of sound effects in two dramas: Nomsa Satyo and M.W. Jadezweni, ALASA JOURNAL.

5. The portrayal of character through dialogue in Saule’s Drama, N. P. Satyo, ALASA JOURNAL.

6. The woman as a character in Mtywaku’s Drama uFeziwe Okanye Inkohlakalo, N.P. Satyo, ALASA JOURNAL.

7. Woman in Xhosa drama, Dramatic and Cultural aspects, N.P. Satyo, ALASA JOURNAL.