2017 Teaching Fellows

  • Mduduzi Hadebe

    Mduduzi, an Environmental and Engineering Geology graduate, says that Mathematics was not his favourite subject at school. It took a very special teacher to change his perception of maths. He plans on showing his learners the fun, amazing, awesome side of Maths. His guiding quote is: "Leave the world a better place than how you found it, do this for yourself, and do it for the ones after you".

  • Tieho Hans

    Originally from Matatiele, Eastern Cape, Tieho obtained a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg in 2014. He strives to a make contribution to improve the lives of African Children. One day he wishes to find practical solutions that will enhance African harmony and solidarity among Africans in Africa.

  • Gideon Lepheana

    Gideon studied Chemical Engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He is driven by setting goals. He is a conscientious student. He believes that taking on new challenges is how one grows intellectually and personally.

  • Vuyani Majola

    Vuyani completed a B.Sc. in Biotechnology at UWC. Inspiration to pursue a career in teaching came from the experience of tutoring first year students in mathematics. He aims to be a change agent and to help people to be more competent in mathematics.

  • Sithabile Makasi

    Before joining Numeric, Sithabile completed a national diploma in Mathematics and Statistics at CPUT. She started tutoring mathematics in her second year and fell in love with teaching. As a result she is now doing training to be a teacher. Down to earth and an outgoing person, she is unafraid of doing things that are going to take her out of her comfort zone.

  • Shirley Mathume

    Shirley hails from a dusty village in Limpopo. She completed her studies (Metallurgical Engineering) at Vaal University of Technology. She lives by the motto: "The future isn't something hidden in a corner, it is something to build into the present" She believes she can change the misconceptions of maths.

  • Mpho Matome

    Mpho grew up in a village called Mamphulo in Limpopo. She lives an uncomplicated life. Maths is simple and she wants to share that idea with learners.

  • Bote Mkwanazi

    Bote, from Lindley in Free State, has a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences & Information Systems. At High School he met people who were convinced that Maths is not for everyone. He is learning to be a teacher so that he can show South African learners that through practice, everyone can do Maths. He is passionate about robotics and is always trying to integrate it with Maths.

  • Gcobisa Mngangwa

    Gcobisa is passionate about teaching Maths, Life orientation, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. She connects easily with others and puts in a lot of effort to make any subject interesting. Her sense of humour is valuable. The principle of excellence guide her work ethic. Her coaching slogan is: “Bring them in, teach and show them all the good things, then send them out to serve the world”.

  • Maphethole Molewa

    Maphetole struggled with Mathematics in high school. When a teacher spent time with her, she started doing better at the subject. She has enjoyed assisting students who are struggling with their maths.  Maphethole is naturally shy, but she enjoys hearing people’s life stories. These greatly encourage her and remind her about the part she can play in the greater community.

  • Khotso Nkwana

    Khotso hails from the Limpopo province and matriculated in 2007. He developed his love for maths and teaching early in high school where he used to teach his classmates. He loves working with numbers. He believes that he can make a difference in the lives of other learners in the villages by teaching them mathematics.

  • Thokozani Nzimakwe

    Those who know him call him “Sosha”, simply because he fights for what he needs until he gets it. His loving smile also helps break barriers for him. Learning languages and reading political books have opened many doors for him and he is currently learning French and Sign languages. He believes that coming to Cape Town from Port Shepstone was the best decision he has ever made and he is grateful to his family for supporting him to take the opportunity. Thokozani’s interests include Mathematical Modelling in computational epidemiology and he strongly believes that computers and maths cannot exist without each other. This fact led him to play around with face recognition and the creation of love through continuous coding and maths numerical methods applications.

  • Yoliswa Role

    Yoliswa Role is a Math Tech graduate from CPUT. Her high school teachers are the ones that helped her develop a love for mathematics and inspired her to pursue a career in teaching. She is a firm believer in changing people’s lives in every interaction. She believes that through education anything is possible, which is why she wants to become a teacher.

  • Odetty Thapelo Sebone

    Odetty is a quiet, kind and polite person who is always calm. Born in Limpopo, she wants to teach children so that they will enjoy a better a society. She believes that "teachers are made, not born", and is working hard to become a good one.

  • Simelela Sisulu

    Simelela completed his BSc degree majoring in applied maths and physics at Walter Sisulu University. He grew up in the rural areas of Eastern Cape. Simelela fell in love with maths at primary school. He believes every child deserves a good education and must be granted the opportunity to learn regardless of their circumstances. He is excited about working with young minds.