African Women in Mathematics Conference

Women in Mathematical Communities

2–5 July 2019 Stellenbosch University

Though I see nothing but vague and cloudy uncertainty in the foreground of our being, yet I fancy I discern a very bright light a good way further on and this makes me care much less about the cloudiness and indistinctness which is near.
Ada Lovelace

Please invite all the women mathematicians you know!

The four-day conference aimed at African female mathematicians (both pure and applied) will be focused around the theme of Women in Mathematical Communities.

Activities will include:

Plenary speakers:

Prof Nouzha El Yacoubi Prof Nouzha El Yacoubi Prof Nouzha El Yacoubi
Prof Nouzha El Yacoubi Prof Nancy Neudauer Prof Ingrid Rewitzky
African Mathematical Union President, Morocco Pacific University, USA Stellenbosch University, South Africa

A short bio of each of the plenary speakers is available here.


Registration fee: R 1300 per person

Please register here

Financial support covering the registration fee for 13 participants is available

The conference is limited to 70 participants

Important Dates:

31 May - Registration @ R 1300 closes

7 June - Deadline for the submission of abstracts and posters


Here are templates for

Please send you abstract in TeX format to and your poster in TeX format to

Local Organising Committee:

R Benjamin R Heymann KT Howell S Marques L Wessels S Selkirk
Dr Ronalda Benjamin Dr Retha Heymann Dr Karin-Therese Howell Dr Sophie Marques Ms Lesley Wessels Ms Sarah Selkirk


Location and accommodation:

The conference will take place at the Mathematics Division of Stellenbosch University.

Maths Division Map

For some accommodation ideas please contact:

Nickey Cronje


Jenna Moses
Manager: Visitor Services
Stellenbosch 360
Tel: + 27 (0)21 883 3584
Cell: +27 (0)73 226 9095

There are also several options available on Air BnB.

For any further enquiries, please email