SADiLaR has language researchers in most of the official languages of South Africa. Have a look at their fields of interest and study below and feel free to contact them if you would like to collaborate on research projects.
Ms Jessica Mabaso brings 15 years of experience in business support to SADiLaR. She has worked extensively in administration and has 5 years experience in Business Development. Jessica's avid administration skills and dedication to customer service has led her to many opportunities to participate in various projects supporting executives, university faculties and other high profile individuals. No matter the client Jessica delivers that same level of quality and care to each and every person she serves to support.
Her expertise, in addition to her administrative knowledge of SADiLaR lies in Business Development and Human Resources. She has a wide range of skills, including public creation and business writing.
Jessica’s natural strength is in developing and maintaining business relations that cross cultural boundaries contributing to SADiLaR’s success.
Diploma Human Resources Management
Certificate Public Relations
PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner
Senior Administrative Officer / Personal Assistant: NWU Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Ethics Administrative Officer: NWU Education Management Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (EMHS-REC)
Safety, Health, Environment, Risk And Quality Senior Administrator: ArcelorMittal South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Systems Analyst Secondary Raw Materials, Strategic Sourcing: ArcelorMittal South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Office Manager: ArcelorMittal South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Business Development Officer / Manager – SOBEK Engineering (Pty) Ltd
Biography: Cascious Mofokeng is the senior service desk consultant at SADiLaR. He is a strong planner and problem solver who readily adapts to change. His research interest lies in poverty alleviation.
Dr Friedel Wolff is a computer scientist specialising in language technology. His career spanned over multiple industries with varied responsibilities, including software development, leadership, training and research. Having worked in industry, the NGO sector and academia, his focus has always been on the proper application of information technology, and the sustainability of teams and projects. As a researcher his core interests are in language resources, translation support, and techniques for addressing resource scarceness. As a developer and consultant his role involved designing and building systems in a number of industries. In most positions his role naturally expanded into one of taking the lead on the quality of software, systems and processes.
PhD Computer Science. Unisa. 2018.
MSc Computer Science. University of Johannesburg. 2004.
BSc (Hons) Computer Science. Rand Afrikaans University (RAU, now UJ). 2002.
BSc Information Technology. Rand Afrikaans University (RAU, now UJ). 2001.
Senior consultant with Tangent Solutions (now part of Jurumani Solutions).
Language technologist with the Academy of African Languages and Science at Unisa.