Associate Professor at the Department of African Languages, Stellenbosch University
Marianna Wilhelmina Visser was born on 5 September 1957. She studied at Stellenbosch University ( BA 1978, BA Hons 1979, MA 1981, HOD 1981 and D Litt 1987) She taught Xhosa at the Rhenish High Girls School in Stellenbosch and lectured at the Department of African Languages, Rhodes University, Grahamstown (1982 - 87). In 1987 she joined Stellenbosch University as lecturer at the Department of African Languages and was promoted to assistant professor in 2001.
Management Committee, Centre for Teacher Development, Stellenbosch University since 1994
Course and Subject combination Committee and of the Schedule Committee, Stellenbosch University since 1997
Secretary of the African Languages Society of South Africa, Western Cape district since 1993
Chairperson of the African Languages Society of South Africa, Western Cape district since 1997