Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
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Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
South Africa

Professor Rosina Mamokgethi Phakeng is a professor of mathematics education and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. She previously served as the vice-principal of research and innovation, at the University of South Africa.


She is a highly regarded B2 NRF-rated scientist with over 80 research papers and five edited volumes published. She has been invited to deliver over 30 keynotes/plenary talks at international conferences, and as a visiting professor in universities around the world.


She was elected as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in November 2007; an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society in May 2009 and an honorary life member of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) in July 2009.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.