Articles by Author: Davie E Mutasa

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  1. Multilingual education in South African universities: A possibility or delusion?

    Multilingual education in South African universities: A possibility or delusion?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    After the demise of apartheid it was hoped that a radical shift would give impetus to multilingual education in universities in South Africa. This is predicated on the vigour that South Africa exuded in its endeavour to promote eleven languages...
  2. Challenging the hegemony of English in African education and literature: The case of Zimbabwe

    Challenging the hegemony of English in African education and literature: The case of Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The struggle against the hegemony of English in the education system and literary practice in Africa became vigorous from the late 1950s and the early 1960s when the British colonies of Africa began to attain political independence. This article uses...
  3. Language policy, linguistic hegemony and exclusion in the Zimbabwean print and broadcasting media

    Language policy, linguistic hegemony and exclusion in the Zimbabwean print and broadcasting media

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article examines linguistic hegemony and linguistic exclusion in the Zimbabwean print and broadcasting media. The discussion is based on the fact that the media carry language, operate through language and contribute to language promotion and development. Therefore, this article...
  4. The cohabitation of three official languages in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Kinyarwanda, English and French

    The cohabitation of three official languages in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Kinyarwanda, English and French

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    In post-genocide Rwanda the rapid rise of English has resulted in a cohabitation of three official languages, thus making the sociolinguistic composition of Rwanda more complex and sociolinguistically enriching. One sociolinguistic result observed in this coexistence of languages is the...
  5. Children’s songs and human factor development: A comparative analysis of Shona children’s songs and imported English nursery rhymes

    Children’s songs and human factor development: A comparative analysis of Shona children’s songs and imported English nursery rhymes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article juxtaposes Shona children’s songs and English nursery rhymes in order to unravel the contesting human factor values and epistemological codes and modes of socialisation. It largely approaches the songs as cultural texts that are quintessentially an expression of...
  6. Fighting for justice and freedom through music: The case of Thomas Mapfumo, Hosiah Chipanga and Leonard Zhakata, ca. 1988–2015

    Fighting for justice and freedom through music: The case of Thomas Mapfumo, Hosiah Chipanga and Leonard Zhakata, ca. 1988–2015

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The pervasive contention in scholarship on contemporary Zimbabwe is that the quintessence of the post-independence Zimbabwean experience consists in unchecked political dictatorship and unprecedented economic regression. This contention derives from the fact that with the advent of independence in 1980,...
  7. Folk-story telling among the Shona and Freire's framework of banking versus dialogical methods of education – In search of innovation and social cohesion in post-independence Zimbabwe's education

    Folk-story telling among the Shona and Freire's framework of banking versus dialogical methods of education – In search of innovation and social cohesion in post-independence Zimbabwe's education

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Freire established what he termed the banking method of education versus the dialogical method of education. He argues that the former should be discouraged since it kills interaction between the teacher and the learner and encourages learning by rote. Dialogical...
  8. Woman with voice: An analysis of female agency in Dino Mudondo’s song, ‘Jatirofa’ and Josphat Somanje’s ‘Handibvume’

    Woman with voice: An analysis of female agency in Dino Mudondo’s song, ‘Jatirofa’ and Josphat Somanje’s ‘Handibvume’

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article is an exegesis of Shona songs which canonise the mother as a centrepiece of agency and family-centred commitments in times when family integrity comes under threat. Remarkably, the woman is privileged with a voice in a manner that...
  9. Patriotic narratives on national leadership in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) song texts, ca 2000–2017

    Patriotic narratives on national leadership in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) song texts, ca 2000–2017

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The national leadership question in post-2000 Zimbabwe can be examined using the rhetoric of the politicians involved and the song texts of their supporters. This article focuses on selected ZANU-PF and MDC song texts with a view to demonstrating that...