Nozibonela Torie Malunga- Payet is a Lecturer of French as a Foreign Language for both Undergraduates and Postgraduates at the University of Botswana and has been a member of the French Department since 2010. She obtained her PhD in General linguistics, phonetics, semantics and pragmatics in 2016 an MPhil in Languages, linguistics: didactic communication and programming of French foreign language in 2009, and an MA in Didactics of French foreign language in 2010 from the University of Nantes, France. She also holds an Honors degree Didactic analysis and programming of French as a Foreign Language, obtained from the University of Reunion Island, France in 2008. Prior to that, she had obtained a BA majoring in French and English in 2003 and a Postgraduate diploma in Education in 2004 at the University of Botswana.
Her areas of specialization are Teaching, learning and second and foreign language acquisition, argumentative and lexical semantics, pragmatics, linguistic analysis of discourse, linguistic violence, conceptualization in language acquisition and cross culture.
Malunga-Payet is a sportswoman and volunteer sports administrator having played softball since junior school. She is the current Chairperson of Women in Sports Botswana (WASBO), Gaborone Region, Manager of Bears Softball Club and Secretary of Masters Saints Softball Club. She is of Ndebele, Shona and Chewa ethnic origin and born in Botswana.