African Women in Mathematics Conference

Women in Mathematical Communities

23-25 March 2020 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

#AWiM Virtual Seminar

The AWiM Seminar is open to all nationalities and genders. It aims to showcase African women mathematicians as well as feature international speakers of interest. It provides a forum for women mathematicians across Africa to meet regularly, to be inspired, and to meet mathematicians from across the world.

For our first seminar we are very excited to host Eugenia Cheng. She is an accomplished mathematician, pianist and writer and will be sharing key points from her new book about gender, A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender.

Eugenia Cheng

To register click here.

#AWiM Conference 2020

It is with great regret that we must inform you that the AWiM 2020 conference scheduled for March 25-27, 2020 is hereby postponed until 2021. This follows an announcement from the Rector of Stellenbosch University that all conferences to be held on SU campuses must be cancelled until further notice as a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please invite all the women mathematicians you know!

The three-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:

An accredited short course in Matroid Theory

The course will be presented by Prof Nancy Neudauer (Pacific State University, USA) with a focus on how to apply matroid theory in your research. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate.

As a bonus, the SANUM conference follows immediately after AWiM 2020.

Why not consider attending both? For more information please download the poster or click here.


Registration fee: R 2000 per person Please note that there is a discount for delegates who attend both AWiM 2020 and SANUM 2020. The conference is limited to 70 participants. To register click here.

Important Dates:

28 February 2020 - Registration, abstract submission closes.


Here is a template for your abstract:

Please send you abstract in TeX format to Riana Roux

Local Organising Committee:

R Benjamin R Heymann KT Howell S Marques L Wessels R Roux H Ranaivonamanana
Dr Ronalda Benjamin Dr Retha Heymann Dr Karin-Therese Howell Dr Sophie Marques Ms Lesley Wessels Dr Riana Roux Ms Hosana Ranaivonamanana

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