About Us

Conscious that the future prosperity of South Africa depends on increased numbers of mathematically qualified personnel, the two professional societies for mathematics in the country, the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS) and the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA), together representing the entire mathematics community in South Africa, acknowledge that there are common areas of operation in terms of mathematics development and education in this country and hence the need to pool the resources of the two organisations to meet the challenges. 

SAMF as NPC was subsequently established in 2004 and serves as a national office for mathematics.  The office is powered by a superb team of professionals who work co-operatively with government, schools and other stakeholders in order to improve maths education in South Africa.

Aims and Objectives

1. To create a mathematically enabling environment, which provides opportunities for all learners to develop to their fullest potential
2. To inculcate a culture of mathematics.
3. To appreciate and acknowledge the critical role of mathematics in the technological environment.
4. To create a broad base for mathematics participation by all stakeholders specifically including the learners and mathematics educators.
5. To create opportunities for global interaction and competitiveness.
6. To popularise mathematics among all South Africans and to assist in improving the public image of mathematics in South Africa, acknowledging the critical role of mathematics in the technological environment.
7. To develop programmes that will contribute to the mathematical development of all South Africans.
8. To impact positively on the standard of mathematics teaching and learning.
9. To promote research in mathematics and mathematics Education.
10. To enable educators to participate in co-curricular programmes in order to provide them with the necessary skills and confidence to meet the challenges of curriculum changes.
11. To cooperate with organisations and stakeholders with similar aims and objectives.





SAMF Board:



Association for Mathematics Education of SA

Vasuthavan Govender

Rajendran Govender

South African Mathematical Society

Seithuti Moshokoa

Eunice Mphako-Banda

Zurab Janelidze

Department of Basic Education

Gumani Mudau

Department of Science and Innovation

Isaac Ramovha


Moloko Matlala

Department of Higher Education

Neil Makhanga

Additional Director

Maria Leke Gana Etoke

Additional Director

Loyiso Nongxa



South African Statistics Association

Ansie Smit

Statistics South Africa

Elizabeth Mosane

Actuarial Society of South Africa

Nalen Naidoo


Robert Zwane


David Clark


Gavin Isaacs


Sudan Hansraj



Executive Director

Kerstin Jordaan

General Manager

Ellie Olivier


 Thabo Ramaboea