Pan African Mathematics Olympiad

PAMO is an annual event organised by the African Mathematical Union (AMU). The objective is to encourage talent and exchange information on curricula and teaching methods in mathematics across the African continent. Participation in PAMO is by invitation only and the official languages are French and English. Each country is entitled to send a team consisting of a team leader that is a mathematics teacher at a secondary or tertiary level, and four pupils younger than twenty (20) years old.

South Africa has taken part in the PAMO since 2000 and is normally ranked first or second. South Africa hosted the event in 2002 and 2009. The top achievers of the South African Mathematics Olympiad are eligible to represent South Africa at the PAMO.

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South Africa's performance since 2010:

Year Position Team Award
2022 3rd Malwande Nkonyane (Team Leader), Kerry Porrill (Deputy Leader), Youkyum KimJared SlaterDaniella KayeShelby le RouxJason de Villiers and Jana Rossouw             3 silver, 2 bronze medals
2021 2nd Dylan Nelson (Team Leader), Lauren Denny (Deputy Team Leader), Yi LouTyrone KasiAlex Sinclair-Smith, Shelby le RouxMinkyum Kim and Daniella Kaye  2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals
2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19
2019 2nd Dylan Nelson (Team Leader), Emma Nel (Deputy Team Leader), Kgaugelo Bopape, Danielle Kleyn, Andi Qu, Emmanuel Rassou, Juliette Roux, Alex Sinclair-Smith 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medal
2018 1st Dylan Nelson (Team Leader), Lauren Denny (Deputy Team Leader), Kgaugelo Bopape, Danielle Kleyn, Malwande Nkonyane, Razeen Parker, Klara Eybers, Amber De Decker 1 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal
2017 3rd Dylan Nelson (Team Leader), Lauren Denny (Deputy Team Leader), Emile Tredoux, Malwande Nkonyane, Emma Nel, Klara Eybers, Rauseenah Upadhey and Kgaugelo Bopape. 4 bronze medals
2016 1st Liam Baker (Team Leader), Dylan Nelson (Deputy Team Leader), SangEun Lee, Ralph McDougall, Timothy Schlesinger, Hannah Clayton, Rauseenah Upadhey and Mpho Nkwana. 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals
2015 2nd Liam Baker (Team Leader), Dylan Nelson (Deputy Team Leader), SangEun Lee, Jiangliang Yu, Hannah Clayton, Glenda Watt,Arthur Qampi and Timothy Schlesinger. 1 gold, 1 silver medal and 4 bronze medals
2013 2nd Maciej Stankiewicz (Leader), Phil Labuschagne (Deputy Leader), Andrew McGregor, Mohammed Yaseen Mowzer, Bronson Luke Rudner and Nashlen Govindasamy. 4 silver medals
2012 2nd Dr Dirk Basson (Team Leader), Phil Labuschagne (Deputy Team Leader), Shaylan Lalloo, Lauren Denny, Chris Kim, Nicholas Cheng. 1 gold, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals
2010 2nd Dr Dirk Basson (Team Leader),Jacobus van Zyl (Deputy Team Leader), Kira Dusterwald, Dalian Dhaneshwar Sunder, Seth Sashen Durais, Thalalolwazi Msutu 1 gold and 2 silver medals