Professor Mokgale Albert Makgopa, D.Litt et Phil, University of South Africa) is Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the University of Venda. His research interests include Indigenous Medicine and Health, Ethno medicine, Indigenous Music, Indigenous Food and attire, Folklore and the New constitution of South Africa and the Influence of politics in the naming and renaming of towns, villages, streets and individuals.
Professor Makgopa has published many papers, and given numerous presentations in these fields. He has been a promoter of indigenous language education in South Africa and has designed degree courses, teacher training and seminars for prospective and in-service language teachers. The following institutions of higher learning appointed Professor Mokgapa as their external examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; University of South Africa (UNISA), University of Limpopo (UL) Turfloop campus and University of Botswana. From 2005-2007 he was Director of the MER Mathivha Centre for African Languages, Arts and Culture. He is currently working on the introduction of Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE), focusing on language teaching, and is currently supervising 6 MA and 4 PhD students.