Congratulations to Dr Uhuru Phalafala, who earned a Y1 NRF rating in November 2022, within five years of graduating with her PhD. As previously reported, Dr Phalafala was also recognized by the Future Professors program.

The Department of English also extends its warmest congratulations to former PhD student, Dr Jacky Kosgei on her tenure track appointment at the University of Tübingen, Germany, from January 2023. She has been hired on a professorial track in English in the field of “Culture of Knowledge/Global Epistemologies”.

Dr Rose Lim successfully defended her PhD viva in December 2022, with much praise from the examination panel for her thesis.

Finally, Department of English Research Associate, Dr Wesley Macheso, received an honourable mention for his article on transgender memoirs by South Africans in this year’s Queer African Studies Association competition for best article by an emergent scholar.

The Department warmly congratulates Dr Phalafala, Dr Kosgei, Dr Lim, and Dr Macheso for their fine and significant achievements to draw a busy and productive 2022 to a close.