Qualifications

  • BSc (Specialising Academic) (with distinction), University of the Free State, South Africa, 2003. 
(distinctions in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computer Science)
  • BSc Honours in Mathematics (with distinction), University of the Free State, South Africa, 2004.
  • MSc in Mathematics (with distinction), University of the Free State, South Africa, 2005. 
Mini Dissertation: Hereditary Properties of Graphs.
  • PhD in Mathematics, University of the Free State, South Africa, 2008. 
Dissertation: Contributions to the Theory of Near Vector Spaces.

Awards

  • Dean’s Medal for the best BSc student in the Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, University of the Free State, 2002.
  • Dean’s Medal for the best BSc Honours student in the Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, University of the Free State, 2003.
  • Nominated for six Vice-Rector’s Awards at Stellenbosch University for Excellence in Teaching at the First-year Prestige evening, 2010 (2), 2014, 2016 (3).

Present Position

  • Senior Lecturer, Mathematics Division, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, January 2013 – present.

Earlier Positions

  • Lecturer, Engineering and Natural Sciences Cluster, National Institute of Higher Education (Northern Cape), 2004 - 2007.
  • Manager, Student Academic Services, National Institute of Higher Education (Northern Cape), June 2006 – December 2007, May – September 2008.
  • ICT Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, January 2008 – April 2008.
  • Lecturer, Mathematics Division, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, October 2008 – December 2012.

“Mathematicians are machines that turn coffee into theorems”
Alfréd Rényi

Last updated:  October 2017