Meet the team




C du Toit
Prof. Catherine du Toit
Professor, French
Chair, Department of Modern Foreign Languages
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2063
Office nr. : 541
E-mail : Prof. Catherine du Toit
Research Interests : The works and world of Henri-Pierre Roché; early 20th century literature; literary biography and autobiographical writings; comparative literature; literary myths; film studies; integration of literature and language teaching; translation
On Teaching : A short word about teaching
CV of Catherine du Toit (pdf) or web page



I dos Santos
Dr Isabel dos Santos
Senior Lecturer, German
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2065
Office nr. : 559
E-mail : Dr Isabel dos Santos
Research Interests : German literature from the 18th century to the present, Austrian literature of the interwar period (especially Joseph Roth), women in literature, fairy tales, German as a Foreign Language and Suggestopedia, CALL, translation.
CV of Dr Isabel dos Santos (pdf)



R du Toit
Mrs Renate du Toit
Part-time Lecturer, German
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2050
Office nr. : 558
E-mail : Mrs Renate du Toit
Research Interests : 1. Didactics and methodology of teaching German as a Foreign language (special fields of interest: curriculum development, teaching of grammar, learning strategies, and assessment of language skills in Foreign Language teaching within outcomes based education in South Africa
2. Use of computers in language learning, with emphasis on the evaluation and development of language learning programmes.
CV of Renate du Toit (pdf)



D Jordaan
Dr Doret Jordaan
Lecturer, German
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2050
Office nr. : 558
E-mail : Dr Doret Jordaan
Research Interests : Ecocriticism, Geocriticism, Literature, Comparative Literature, Landscape, Deserts, Foreign Language Teaching
CV of Doret Jordaan (pdf)



E Leveel
Dr Éric Levéel
Senior Lecturer, French
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2032
Office nr. : 544
E-mail : Dr Eric Levéel
Research Interests : Simone de Beauvoir’s Works, Travels and Self-Built Existence. Literature of Travel. Autobiography as a Literary Genre. Gay Maghrebi Literature and the Representation of Homosexuality in North Africa. 20th Century French Literature. The French Intellectual and Artistic World during the Occupation of France (1940-1944). Holocaust and Pre-Holocaust Literature. French-speaking Romanian authors and intellectuals.
CV of Dr Éric Levéel (pdf)




X Luo
Mr Allen Luo
Lecturer, Chinese
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2133
Office nr. : 561
E-mail : Mr Allen Luo
CV of Mr Allen Luo(pdf)



B Lyu
Mr Bo Lyu
Lecturer, Chinese
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2033
Office nr. : 560
E-mail : Mr Bo Lyu
Research Interests : Renascences and Metaphysical Poetry Studies, Late Victorian Literature Studies, Translation Studies, Financing Project and PPP Strategy, Commercialization of Horror Films, Cinematic Fact and Film Industrial Services, Government Policies on Film Industry.
CV of Mr Bo Lyu (pdf)



R du Toit
Mrs Wan Chi (Ada) McLachlan
Lecturer, Chinese
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2033
Office nr. : 560
E-mail : Mrs Wan Chi (Ada) McLachlan
Research Interests :2nd Language Acquisition, Chinese as a Foreign Language, Confucianism Studies, Translation, Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese CALL.
CV of Mrs Wan Chi (Ada) McLachlan (pdf)




J Steyn
Dr Johanna Steyn
Lecturer, French
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2062
Office nr. : 543
E-mail : Dr Johanna Steyn
Research Interests : Interpreting, 19th century literature, literature of Provence
CV of Johanna Steyn (pdf)



Prof von Maltzan
Prof. Carlotta von Maltzan
Professor, German
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2034
Office nr. : 550
E-mail : Prof. Carlotta von Maltzan
Research Interests : Africa in German literature/ Afrika in der deutschsprachigen Literatur; Intercultural Studies/ Interkulturalität; Topographies of Culture: Africa, HIV/AIDS, the city and violence in contemporary literature; German Jewish writers and Holocaust literature; Exile literature 1933-1945 (Klaus Mann); GDR literature (Heiner Müller); Women’s writing/ Gender Studies
CV of Carlotta von Maltzan (pdf) or web page


DAAD Lecturer (German)


Dr Ursula Renate Riedner
Senior Lecturer, German; DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 3886
Office nr. : 537
E-mail : Renate Riedner
Research Interests : Literaricity, poetics, narration and language play in Second Language Learning; critical language teaching theory; Cultural Studies in German as a Foreign Language; Contemporary German literature.
CV of Renate Riedner(pdf)


Assistant Lecturers & Tutors

Mr Jaco du Plooy
Assistant to Vice-Dean (Research)
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2133
Office nr. : 540
E-mail : Jaco du Plooy



Dr Marie-Anne Staebler
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2133
Office nr. : 540
E-mail : Marie-Anne Staebler



Marianne Friedman
Ms Marianne Friedman
Office nr. : 539
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2133
E-mail : Marianne Friedman


Professor Emeritus





Mrs Lizelle Engelbrecht
Senior Departmental Officer
Tel. nr. : (021) 808 2133
Office nr. : 548
E-mail : Mrs Lizelle Engelbrecht


Retired Professor


Rolf Annas
Prof. Dr Rolf Annas
Associate Professor, German
E-mail : Prof. Rolf Annas
Research Interests :German and Germans in South Africa, Foreign language teaching and testing, Landeskunde, translation
List of publications (pdf)


Extraordinary appointments


Prof. Michaela Holdenried (Freiburg, Germany)
Prof. Florian Krobb (Maynooth, Ireland)
Prof. Matthias Lorenz (Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany)
Prof. John K. Noyes (Toronto, Canada)
Prof. Gunther Pakendorf (Cape Town)



Updated: 31-May-2019