On Saturday, 16 October 2021, the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) announced the Top Achievers in its flagship learner development programmes which are sponsored by Old Mutual, NESTLÉ NESPRAY South Africa, and the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Emmanuel Rassou, a Grade 11 learner from the South African College High School in Cape Town, received a gold medal and was declared the Overall Winner of the Senior Division of the Old Mutual South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). Noah Greenblatt, a Grade 7 learner from King David Primary School in Linksfield, Johannesburg, was declared the Overall Winner of the Senior Division of the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC).
On Saturday, 11 September, high school learners from across the country participated in the ASSA South African Mathematics Team Competition. The Competition is a South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) initiative sponsored by the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA).
For the past 44 years, primary school learners across the country have participated in the annual South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC). This year is no different. On Friday, 10 September, 478 learners from 136 schools countrywide competed in the third and final round. In addition, special training was provided for learners and teachers at 13 centralised venues before the writing of the final round.
On Saturday, 21 August 2021, university students from across the country competed in the ASSA South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO). Aaron Naidu, from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Ralph McDougall, from Stellenbosch University and Tim Schlesinger, from the University of Cape Town, walked away in the joint first place. James M Louw, from the University of Pretoria, took 1st place in the post-grad division.
Last week, six high school learners participated in the 62nd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), sponsored by Old Mutual and the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Russia, the host country, announced the results during the virtual closing ceremony on Saturday, 24 July 2021. The South African team walked away with three bronze medals and one honourable mention.
On Wednesday, 28 July 2021, roughly 218 learners from 104 schools across the country will participate in the third and final round of the Old Mutual South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO).
Last week, six young South African mathematicians took part in the 28th Pan-African Mathematical Olympiad (PAMO), hosted by Tunisia. Eleven countries participated in this year's virtual event. Morocco took first place, with South Africa second, followed by Tunisia and Algeria in joint third place. The South African team received two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.
On Sunday, 14 March 2021, the world will celebrate the second annual International Day of Mathematics (IDM). It is also known as Pi Day - the date, written as 3/14, is like the mathematical constant Pi that is approximately 3.14.
Each year, thousands of primary and high school learners participate in the NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC) and the Old Mutual South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). Registration for the two competitions started earlier this month, and the closing date for entries is on 5 March 2021.
In the week starting on 15 March 2021, Grade 4 to 7 learners from Sweet Valley Primary School in the Western Cape will join others from across the country in the first round of the annual NESTLÉ NESPRAY South African Mathematics Challenge (SAMC).