Meet SA’s Top Mathematics Teams -Friday, 23 September 2022
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is glad to reveal the ASSA SA Mathematics Teams Competition winners. 2 570 learners from 55 regions contested for the top spot, but the Western Province Junior 1 and Boland Senior 1 teams won their respective divisions.
SA's Top Student-Mathematician Announced -Friday, 23 September 2022
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is proud to announce the 2022 Standard Bank South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO) winners.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is pleased to announce the results of the teams representing South Africa in two international mathematics competitions last month. The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) took place from 6-16 July in Oslo, Norway, while the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) took place from 19-28 June in Benguerir, Morocco. Teams travelled to the locations for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SA faces a maths education predicament -Monday, 01 August 2022
The country faces a predicament as almost half of its teachers retire without a sufficient supply of new teachers to take their places. Primary and secondary schools in South Africa are already battling poor mathematics results. The concern around the supply and demand of knowledgeable teachers further complicates the situation.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is proud to announce the two teams representing South Africa at two international mathematics competitions later this year.
On 19 April 2022, the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) commences its first-ever fully online training programme for primary school teachers. 399 Teachers will attend this, the first of two Primary Teacher Mathematics Problem-Solving courses this year.
On 14 March 2022, the world celebrated the International Day of Mathematics (IDM). The day is already celebrated in many countries as Pi Day because people write the date as 3/14, and the mathematical constant Pi is approximately 3.14. The International Mathematical Union (IMU) leads the International Day of Mathematics. Numerous international and regional organisations worldwide support the initiative.
Standard Bank supports mathematics education -Thursday, 10 February 2022
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) partnered with Standard Bank for a brand-new intake of teachers in one of its teacher empowerment programmes that launches on Saturday, 19 February 2022.
SA's Top Girl Mathematician Celebrates -Tuesday, 01 February 2022
On 11 February 2022, the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN-Women, declared the Day in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners aiming to advance women and girls in science. This Day is an occasion to encourage full and equal admittance to and participation in science for women and girls.
The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is hosting a Mathematics Talent Search for learners between Grades 7 and 12. The Talent Search is a project in partnership with, a free online mathematics tutoring application.