Kgethi Phakeng_MAR1693

Biography

Mamokgethi Phakeng is full professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Internationalisation at the University of Cape Town. She has published over 80 research papers and four edited volumes, which have so far been cited more than 1174 times. Her current h-index is 15. She is a B2 NRF-rated scientist, which indicates that she has considerable international recognition. She has been invited to deliver over 30 keynote/plenary talks at international conferences, and as visiting professor in universities around the world (in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Finland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Senegal, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA).

She has won several awards for her research and community work, including the 2011 NSTF award for being the most outstanding Senior Female Researcher over the last 5 to 10 years in recognition of her innovative, quality research on teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms. In August 2014 CEO magazine named Prof Phakeng as the most influential woman in Academia in Africa. She is founder of the Adopt-a-learner Foundation (www.adopt-a-learner.com), a non-profit organisation that provides educational and financial support to learners from township and rural areas to acquire higher education. Kgethi is passionate about people, causes and things – this is visible in the choices she makes about which committees, Foundations and boards to serve on. She is the current President of Convocation of Wits University and trustee of the FirstRand Foundation.

She has served as national president of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) from 2002 to 2006, founding chairperson of the Board of the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) from 2004 to 2006 and secretary and member of the executive committee of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) from 2003 to 2007.

Academic Positions

  • To date2016

    Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation

    University of Cape Town

  • 20162011

    Vice Principal: Research and Innovation

    University of South Africa

  • 20132008

    Honorary Professor of Mathematics Education,

    University of the Witwatersrand

  • 20092007

    Professor Extraordinaire

    Tshwane University of Technology

  • To date2011

    President: Convocation of Wits

    University of the Witwatersrand

  • 2007To date

    Trustee

    FirstRand Foundation Board of Trustees

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Awards

  • August 2013
    CEO Magazine
    CEO Magazine award for being the most influential woman in education and training in South Africa (August 2013)
  • May 2011
    NSTF award
    NSTF award for being the most outstanding Senior Black Female Researcher over the last 5 to 10 years in recognition of her innovative, quality research on teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms. (May 2011)
  • July 2009
    Golden key
    Association of Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) Honorary life membership (July 2009)
  • 2006
    NRF
    Recognised as one of top three NRF Top Women in Research for 2006
  • July 2009
    AMESA
    Association of Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) Honorary life membership (July 2009)
  • 2004
    Outstanding Service
    Outstanding Service Award (Education category). Conferred by the Sunday Sun and Christ Centred Church (2004).
  • 2003
    SA Woman of the Year
    SA Woman of the Year (one of the three finalists) for the Science and Technology Category (2003).
  • June 2003
    Prestige National
    Prestige National Award South Africa’s Inspirational Women Achievers Award - Conferred by RCP Media, (June 2003).
  • 2001; 2003
    National Research Foundation
    National Research Foundation/National Science Foundation USA/SA fellowship (2001; 2003)

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