CV & Profiles

CV and resumé

Curriculum Vitae

  • English

Resumé

  • Afrikaans

Online profiles

Declaration of interest

  • I am a full-time, permanent employee of the North-West University (Potchefstroom campus), South Africa.
  • Activities related to my closed corporation, Trifonius, have been officially approved by the Council of the North-West University. All activities are annually declared via the official channels.

Woordwisseling

Weekly newspaper column in Beeld

2016 - present

  • Standard compensation for each column
  • Paid to Trifonius

Published in various capacities, including as linguist at NWU, executive director of VivA, chair of the Taalkommissie, owner of Trifonius

Op die Spel

TV game show on kykNET

2015 - 2016

  • Flat-rate fee from Homebrew Films

Expenses include technology development and quality control by external experts

VivA (Virtual Institute for Afrikaans)

  • Executive director
  • Author/moderator

2015 - present

  • Executive director: No compensation 
  • Executive director: Receive monthly allowance for running expenses (from June 2016)
  • Author/moderator on Taalportaal project: Receive same compensation as other authors/moderators 
  • Trifonius licenses its language tips for inclusion in VivA's app, for free. Officially approved by VivA's Board.

Taalkommissie

Member (since 2005); Chair (since 2013)

2005 - present

  • No compensation

The Taalkommissie is a body of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns

Beter Afrikaans

Co-owner

2014 - present

  • Income from Google Ads and website ads
  • 2015: Grant from Dagbreek Trust for external research and development expenses (paid to Trifonius)
  • Start-up funding provided by myself
  • Funding by Dagbreek Trust were used for:
    • Development of app (Android and iOS) by Orange Gears
    • External, freelance question developers
    • External quality control
    • Hosting and technology development by Martin van Toll Producties
    • Research project at NWU (including bursary for master's student, running expenses, and development costs)

RSG/ATKV Spelintervarsity

Initiator, project leader, presenter

2014

  • Income from ATKV for direct development costs (paid to Trifonius)
  • Standard presenter's fee from RSG (paid to Trifonius)
  • Rest of funding provided by myself
  • Funding by ATKV were used for:
    • Development of buzzers and software (Ludgero Pinto)
    • External quality control
    • Concept development (including payment of studio, participants, and assistant)
    • Assistant's fee

Afrikaans data for NCHLT

Project leader and executor

2012-2013

  • Standard consultation fee paid by NWU
  • Paid to Trifonius
  • Consultation and consultation fee was approved by Council of NWU in terms of standard policies

Genre Classification

Project leader and initiator

2011-2012

  • Grant from Nederlandse Taalunie and Department of Arts and Culture
  • Paid to Trifonius
  • Grant were used for:
    • Data collection and annotation (NWU)
    • Bursary for master's student (NWU)
    • Development and hosting of web demo by Molo Innovation
    • Travelling costs for Walter Daelemans (University of Antwerp) for presentation of tutorial 

VUI design

Researcher and developer

2010-2011

  • Consultation on project was officially approved by CSIR

VUI evaluation for MTN

Executor

2011-2012

  • Commercial research; results not made public