University of Cape Town
Mamokgethi Phakeng is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. She holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of the Witwatersrand; she is well published and is one of the leading mathematics education scholars in the world. She has won numerous awards for her research and community work. She is one of the 2020 Forbes’ top 50 Most Powerful Women in Africa. In 2019 the Bristol University conferred on her an Honorary Doctorate in Science in recognition of her leadership role in mathematics education in South Africa. Kgethi donates 20% of her monthly salary to UCT to fund financially impoverished black South African women postgraduate students.