On behalf of the Board, we are happy to introduce to you Dr Rakwena Reginald Mpho Monareng who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of PanSALB with effect from 1 July 2015.
Dr Rakwena Reginald Mpho Monareng has been the Head of the Language Unit at the University of Johannesburg since its inception on 1 June 2008. In this capacity he was involved in language matters in high ranking executive committees such as the Senate Language Committee, Institutional Forum, Transformation Forum. He was involved in other organisations beyond the university such as HESA Transformation Task Team and Parliamentary Constitutional Review Committee.
Prior to this position he taught and supervised studies in English Language Teaching, Educational Linguistics and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (University of Johannesburg -UJ); Applied English Language Studies (University of South Africa –Unisa on part-time basis since 2003 to date); Applied Linguistics (University of the Western Cape -UWC); TESOL, Language Teaching Methodology and English Language Proficiency (Vista University and RAU); and English Language and Literature (Teacher and HOD) (Makikele Secondary School, Ikamvalethu Finishing School, Joe Slovo Comprehensive School). He also worked as the Head of Programme Production and as a Broadcaster (UWC Radio, Bush Radio and UCT Radio).
He brings with him extensive research experience within Applied Language Studies, especially Critical Discourse Analysis, Critical Language Awareness and Language Policy Studies. He has presented academic papers and workshops locally and internationally and has published articles and an academic book within his field.
Dr Monareng also served in a number of language organisations. He served as an executive member of NAETE (2001), SAALT (2007 to present) and SAALA (1997 to present). His editorial board membership includes the following accredited journals: Education as Change (2004-2007); The International Journal of the Humanities (2007-8); The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations (2008); The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (2008); and the South African Journal of Education (referee, 2008, Language Matters -2014). He reviews NRF Research Proposals for prospective scholarships in Language Studies (2012 to date). He externally moderates examinations/theses/dissertations (graduate and postgraduate) for Wits University, University of the Western Cape, University of Limpopo, University of South Africa, University of Botswana, Central University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology.
Dr Monareng’s qualifications include a Secondary Teacher’s Diploma (Modjadji College of Education); BA (English and Linguistics-UWC); BA (Hons) (University of Cape Town -UCT)); MPhil (Applied Language and Literature Studies(UCT); DLitt et Phil (Applied Linguistics and Literary Sciences- UJ); Certificate in The Politics of Time: Narrative Theory and Discourse Analysis (University of Essex- UK); Executive Development Programme- Thinking and Planning Strategically (WBS-Wits Business School); International Executive Development Programmes (WBS-Wits Business School and LBS- London Business School).
Please join us in wishing Dr Monareng the best as he takes up this appointment. The Board would also like to thank Adv Feni for taking the stewardship of the organisation as an Acting CEO during difficult times.