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Robert John Balfour

Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Teaching Learning, North-West University

Robert Balfour is an applied linguist and literary scholar who was awarded a PhD in Cambridge in 2000 and who has worked in education since then. He publishes frequently on language policy, post- coloniality and education issues in South Africa. Balfour is also an exhibited painter and creative writer.


  • –present
    Professor and Dean of Education Sciences, North-West University


  • 2000 
    Cambridge, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Professor and Dean of Education Sciences
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation


M.E.N. (Men Encouraging Nurturing) Award for Contribution to Education 2016