Literary Work: Body of work
Prof C.T.D. obtained his BA, BA Honours, MA and PHD at UNISA. He also obtained a Diploma in Music from London School of Music. He worked as a Teacher, Principal and lecturer at UNISA until he retired. He went into politics where he became part of a commission under the leadership of the late President Nelson Mandela to create one Limpopo Government from the then Gazankulu, Lebowa and Venda governments and Transvaal Provincial Administration.
Prof CTD Marivate wrote many Xitsonga books and translated many books from English to Xitsonga.
Jim Xilovekelo: 6 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Mayana Xitsonga: ntangha 6 by C.T.D Marivate – 5 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in English and Xitsonga and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mpambulwa Wa Switlhokovetselo by C.T.D Marivate – 1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat members libraries Worldwide
Xitsonga folktales: form, content and delivery by C.T.D Marivate – 5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide and many more including “Switoloveto swa Xitsonga: ntangha ll by C.T.D Marivate”.