Bachelor with honors, University South Africa, 1961. Master of Arts, University South Africa, 1966. Doctor of Letters, University South Africa, 1972.
Doctor of Education (honorary), International University Foundation, 1987.
Assistant professor University of the North, Sovenga, Republic South Africa, 1961-1970, professor Venda languages, literature Republic South Africa, since 1970, chairman department Republic South Africa, since 1966, vice-principal Republic South Africa, since 1984. Board directors Mankweng Development Company Ltd., African Development and Holding Company Ltd.
President Lemba Cultural Association, since 1981. Member Black Academy Staff Association, D.E.T. South Africa (chairman education council since 1986).
Married Tshihume Mathivha, April 9, 1949. Children: Tendani, Hamandishe, Gedzula, Lufuno, Tshimbiluni, Khakhu, Marubini.