Dr Kotzé accepted a position as researcher and institutional interpreter at the North-West University in 2006, where she registered for a PhD and worked until 2009. From 2009 to 2012 she was employed by the University of Pretoria as a senior language practitioner. She returned to the North-West University as lecturer in 2012 and is currently senior lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies. Her research interests include interpreting and translation studies, particularly role-related studies, corpus methodologies and bibliometric studies. Dr Kotzé has published articles in accredited and non-accredited journals and has delivered a number of national and international conference papers.

INTERESTS: Interpreting studies, Role-related studies, Corpus studies, Translation studies, Bibliometric studies


Kotzé, H. & Wallmach, K. Forthcoming. Interpreting research in South Africa: Where to begin to transform? (In: Kaschula, R.H. & Wolff, H.E., eds. African Languages in Knowledge Societies. The transformative power of languages. Cambridge University Press).

Kotzé, H. 2018. The role of the pastoral interpreter. In: HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies 74(2), a4873. DOI: doi.org/10.4102/hts.v74i2.4873.

Kotzé, H. 2016. Die rolpersepsies van opvoedkundige tolke in Suid-Afrika. In: Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe 56(3), 780-794.

Kotzé, H. 2014. A dynamic role model for educational interpreters. In: SpilPLUS (43), 127-145.

Olivier, H. 2008. Process, product and performance: exploring the differences between conference interpreters and educational interpreters. In: Verhoef, M. & Du Plessis, T. (eds.) Multilingualism and educational interpreting: innovation and delivery. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Olivier, H. & Lotriet, A. 2006. The implementation of a classroom interpreting service at the UFS - a needs assessment. In: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. 25(2), 131–139.

Olivier, H. (2007) Exploring the differences between conference interpreters and educational interpreters. In: Muratho, October 2007, 10–11.


Kotzé, H. 2018. ‘Is The Alchemist soos goud bewaar?’, Literator 39(1), a1532. http://doi.org/ 10.4102/lit.v39i1.1532

Kotzé, H. 2016. Vakansiehuis met swembad, by Herman Koch. Woord en Daad, Vol. 55, no. 429.

Kotzé, H. 2013. Text Editing: Students’ perspectives. Muratho, December 2013, 16-17.

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