CV & Profiles


Curriculum Vitae

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  • Afrikaans
Viridevert NPC

Executive director

2017 – current

  • Income from Google Ads and website ads
  • 2017: Grant from Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys for development and hosting expenses

Funding by Trust vir Afrikaanse Onderwys was used for:

  • Update of app (Android and iOS) by Orange Gears
  • External, freelance question developers
  • External quality control
  • Hosting and technology development by Martin van Toll Producties
  • Marketing cost
  • End-user support

Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV)

Non-executive director (elected)

2017 – 2020

  • Standard compensation for traveling and accommodation costs
  • Standard meeting fee

Elected as non-executive director on 23/05/2017


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 – 2019

  • Flat-rate fee from Homebrew Films

Expenses include technology development and quality control by external experts

VivA (Virtual Institute for Afrikaans)

  • Executive director (2015-2018)
  • Author/moderator (2014-present)

2015 – present

  • Executive director: No compensation
  • Executive director: Receive monthly allowance for running expenses (from June 2016 to March 2018)
  • 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.


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


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 was 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Consultation on project was officially approved by CSIR

VUI evaluation for MTN



  • Commercial research; results not made public
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